The arboretum covers an area of nearly 50 hectares, where you can admire a collection of over 3000 species of trees and shrubs from all corners of the world. Being well known all over Poland, rhododendrons and azaleas draw their enthusiasts from May to September. The founder of this remarkable collection from the most distant parts of the world was Tytus Działyński, who developed a special interest in exotic trees and shrubs. Tytus’ successors continued the idea of enriching the collection with enthusiasm. Today, the Arboretum, being an important scientific research institute, is part of the Institute of Dendrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
The Arboretum offers to visitors and the inhabitants of Kórnik alike an even more pleasant stroll through its superb paths along with the landscaped collection. While strolling in the park you ought to see 300-year-old small-leaved lime, pears on the willow (willowleaf pear), bald cypress and unique Korean fir trees. One can also stroll along a new tourist and educational trail “Trees of the world” as well as a walking and cycle trail along Lake Kórnik. A dendrological museum is also a real must-see for those walking in the park. Being there you should not hesitate to take part in the open-air concerts organized yearly in the summer months – a series of concerts “Music from Kórnik”.
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