- EXOTIC PLANTS EXHIBITION
"Anastasie Fatu" Botanical Garden of "Alexandru
Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, organizes between February 13th
and March 14th 2021, a new edition of the Exotic
According to Regulation HG no.35/10.02.2021, the
greenhouses will still be closed for visitors. Due to these special
conditions, in which is necessary to prevent and control the effects
of COVID-19 pandemic, short series with pictures from the exhibition
will be posted online.
This year also, within the greenhouse compartments,
which shelter plants originating from the mountains and tropical
forest of Asia, the azaleas
and camellias collection
with fully bloomed specimens is displayed.
The several hundreds of plants form the most representative
collection of azaleas and camellias from Romania, remarkable through
their age and size. In order to capture the decorative qualities
of these plants, employees of the Greenhouse Complex contributed
with lots of knowledge and skill to their year-round care and also
to the creation of different floral arrangements inspired by the
Chinese and Japanese Gardens.
In the online presentations, the public can admire
several other specific vegetal elements, especially conifers and
exotic ferns. In these landscape assemblages a special place is
occupied by stone. This element is very important within the Asian
gardens, being used to represent mountains and paths which lead
to places that wait to be discovered.
A new approach in this year’s editions is
the dry Asian garden, with specific elements such as
the pagoda, stone
which carries the time’s irreversible print and sand that
suggests the calm and full of mystery waters.
Also present this year are the vertical green walls
made from exotic plants, decorative through their leaves, which
suggest specific symbols of the East-Asian region: the
turtle, the lotus
and the camellia.
Numerous other species and horticultural varieties
complete the vegetal diversity from different greenhouse compartments.
Within the high humidity greenhouses
tropical and subtropical, plants are being cultivated: fig trees,
crotons, palms, dracaenas, ferns, begonias, fuchsias, radiator plants,
bromeliads, orchids and many other less known species belonging
to genera such as: Aeschynanthus, Anthurium, Asparagus,
Cordyline, Dyckia, Justicia, Pachystachys,
Pentas, etc. Within the low humidity greenhouses grow species
from arid regions
like the cacti and succulents: Crassula, Euphorbia,
Agave, Aloe, Sedum, Sansevieria,
Gasteria, Jatropha, Orbea, Stapelia,
Plectranthus, Kalanchoe, Monanthes, Pelargonium,
A special compartment is dedicated to plant species
from extreme environments – the carnivorous plant collection.
The numerous individuals that impress through their insect trapping
modified leaves are displayed next to other species which whom they
share, under natural conditions, the same habitat. In the two specially
designed dioramas grow specimens of Drosera
or “sundew”, Pinguicula
or “butterwort”, Nepenthes
or “monkey cup”, Dionaea
– or “Venus flytrap” or “steel trap”
or “trumpet pitchers”.
Among the thousands of plants, several décor
elements are being displayed, elements inspired generally by the
living world and especially by insects,
made by the same dedicated employees, from vegetal debris.
This event started in 1976, reaching this year
its XLIV edition, which is dedicated to the 160th anniversary
of “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi.
This edition’s theme – Semper sint
in flore! – represents the Botanical Garden’s homage
for the generations that contributed to the edification of the first
Romanian modern University, followed by this wish directed towards
all the members of the Academic community.
Within the greenhouses unique collections of chrysanthemums,
mums, decorative cabbage, chilies and pumpkins will be displayed,
next to sample of fruits and seeds belonging to indigenous and exotic
The employees of the Botanical Garden put together,
especially for this occasion, floral arrangements representing symbols
of the University, and distinct topiary
Every autumn, the Botanical Garden of Iasi organizes
this exhibition which marks a very special event – the blooming
of chrysanthemums, symbol of longevity, elegance and novelty.
Within our institution, the chrysanthemum was introduced
in culture in 1975, initially with only 3 varieties; through the
years the species and varieties were diversified and their number
continuously grew, forming nowadays an unique collection in Romania
as diversity, scientific value and culture forms.
With this occasion 212 varieties of Chrysanthemum
grandiflorum (chrysanthemum for cut flower) will be displayed,
from which 23 legally approved varieties were obtained at our institution.
The collection includes all categories of inflorescences,
according to the internationally accepted classifications, new acclimated
varieties, recently introduced, and varieties for pots or outdoors.
Moreover, 209 varieties of Chrysanthemum indicum
(mums) will also be presented for the public, from which 14 legally
approved varieties were obtained at our institution. A great patrimonial
value is attributed to the collection comprising of 31 old, traditional
Romanian varieties of mums that are presently in danger of disappearance
from the peasant gardens.
Presently we also cultivate 29 species belonging
to the genus Chrysanthemum, including the parental species
for all cultured varieties – C. indicum and C.
morifolium. Among these species of chrysanthemums, several
taxa have different uses in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese
traditions: alimentary chrysanthemum – C. nankingense,
aromatic chrysanthemum – Balsamita major, insecticidal
chrysanthemum Tanacetum parthemium, medicinal chrysanthemum
– Tanacetum vulgare, tinctorial chrysanyhemum (pink
pigment) – Chrysanthemum zawadskii.
Along the chrysanthemums we will display our collections
of decorative cabbage, chilies and pumpkins, fruits and seeds belonging
to ornamental, alimentary and medicinal species with different bio-geographic
origins, cultivated in the sections of the Botanical Garden.
In this setting will be exhibited 10 species and
subspecies of genus Capsicum with 122 varieties and hybrids,
from which 16 varieties are displayed for the first time: Capsicum
annuum 'Black Olive', Capsicum annuum 'Cayenne Chocolate
', Capsicum annuum 'Thunder Mountain Longhorn', Capsicum
baccatum 'Aji Omnicolor', Capsicum chinense 'Dorset
Naga', Capsicum chinense 'Aribibi Gusano', Capsicum
chinense 'Fidalgo Roxa' etc.
This year we will present the first three hottest
varieties of chilies in the world, with pungencies between 1,000,000
and 2,000,000 SHU: 'Carolina Reaper', 'Trinidad Moruga Scorpion'
and '7 Pot Douglah'.
Next to the Capsicum representatives,
will be presented 13 species belonging to the genus Solanum,
originating from Europe, Asia, Australia, America and Africa, toxic
or medicinal plants with distinct and unique morphological characteristics.
The new entries of this edition are the tzimbalo (Solanum caripense)
native to South America and cultivated for its fruits rich in vitamins
and minerals, the toxic Solanum linnaeanum native to South
Africa and the African nightshade (Solanum marginatum),
native to Ethiopia and Eritrea, medicinal species with cardiotonic
and immunomodulatory properties.
In the exhibition spaces will be displayed 200
varieties of decorative pumpkins belonging to genus Cucurbita,
10 varieties of Cucumis (African spiny cucumbers), the
varieties 'Crystal Lemon' (yellow cucumber) and 'Soo-Yoo-Long' (long
cucumber), Cyclanthera pedata (wild cucumbers), Diplocyclos
palmatus (stripped cucumber), Melothria scabra 'Cucamelon'
(Mexican cucumber), 3 varieties of Luffa (vegetal sponge)
and 36 varieties of Lagenaria (gourd), next to Momordica
charantia (vegetal insulin or bitter cucumber), Benincasa
hispida (wax gourd or winter melon) and Trichosanthes cucumerina
(snake gourd) originating from different regions of South America,
Africa and Asia.
Keeping the tradition, this year the public will
also recognize the topiary zoomorphs made from pumpkins, spiny and
stripped cucumbers, different fruits and seeds that reflects the
employee’s imagination, passion and creativity.
The decorative cabbage collection with alimentary
and medicinal importance reunites 67 taxa belonging to 4 species
(Brassica oleracea, Brassica elongata, Brassica
juncea and Brassica rapa), with 14 varieties and 53
F1 hybrids, 36 with ornamental value, counting over 6,000 specimens.
With this occasion we will present 8 new decorative hybrids: 'Flare
White', 'Flare Rose', 'Nagoya Red', 'Nagoya Rose', 'Nagoya White'
and alimentary hybrids: 'Rubin', 'Juniusi Orias', 'Proxima', 'Summer
Purple', 'Delikatesse White', 'Delikatesse Blauer' and 'January
The exhibition will be open daily, from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., until November 15th 2020.
The price for one ticket is 6 lei/person
and for groups is 3 lei/person. Taking photos is free.
- EXOTIC PLANTS EXHIBITION
“Anastasie Fatu” Botanical Garden of
“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, invites all
of you from February 8th to March 8th 2020,
to visit the Exotic Plants Exhibition,
event that presents representative collections from the Greenhouse
Complex. With this occasion, the azaleas and camellias are displayed
within landscape floral designs inspired by the Asian gardens.
These remarkable horticultural collections, characterized
by special culture conditions are accessible to the public only
for a short period of time, from February until March, when most
of the species and varieties are in bloom. A specific element, with
great decorative and symbolic value, highly appreciated in Asia
is the stone, used for representing the water and the mountains.
The esthetic of these spaces is completed by species with decorative
leaves: Araucaria bidwillii – “Bunya pine”,
Aucuba japonica – “Japanese laurel”,
Fatsia japonica, Nandina domestica – “sacred
bamboo” and Pittosporum tobira.
In this year’s edition, a part of the ferns
cultivated in the Botanical Garden’s greenhouses uplifts the
Asian gardens edified by azaleas and camellias, interesting information
regarding the scientific and practical use of these plants being
offered to the public: Adiantum capillus-veneris –
“maidenhair fern”, Asplenium bulbiferum –
“mother’s spleenwort”, Asplenium nidus
– “bird’s nest fern”, Asplenium viviparum,
Cyrtomium falcatum – “Holly fern”, Nephrolepis
biserrata, Nephrolepis exaltata – “sword
fern”, Phlebodium aureum – “golden polypody”,
Platycerium bifurcatum – “elkhorn fern”,
Pteridium aquilinum – “brackenfern”,
Pteris cretica – “ribbon fern”, Selaginella
The greenhouses offer the visitors the opportunity
to observe many plant species with different bio-geographical origins:
Mediterranean (bay laurel, myrtle, pomegranate, olive tree, strawberry
tree, dwarf palm), tropical humid (orchids, acalypha, begonias,
peperomias, crotons, dragon trees, bromeliads, lobster’s claws,
fittonias, mango tree) or tropical dry (cacti, euphorbias, agave,
This year the Botanical Garden will inaugurate
a new permanent exhibition with species and hybrids of carnivorous
plants, originating from Europe, North America, tropical Asia, Australia,
Indonesia, and Madagascar. Within the dioramas, among the sphagnum
moss and various fern species, several known or less known carnivorous
plants will be displayed: “sundew”, “butterwort”,
“monkey cup”, “pitcher plant”, “trumpet
pitchers” and “Venus flytrap”. The dioramas with
carnivorous plants were made within the CNFIS-FDI-2019-0333 project:
The diversity of germplasm resources from extreme environments
for ecological education in the Botanical Garden of Iasi.
Another new aspect of this edition is represented
by the vegetal walls or vertical gardens. This approach is considered
to be a modern way of using ornamental plants within the living
and working spaces as modular vegetal panels.
The displayed compositions are arranged using models
inspired by the Japanese windows, distinguished by unicity, personality,
elegance and style. These vegetal arrangements were put together
using thousands of specimens, obtained from perennial species originating
from Asia, South America and Africa and cultivated within our greenhouses:
Callisia repens, Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum'–
“spider plant”, Fittonia argyroneura 'Albivenis'
– “nerve houseplant”, Hemigraphis alternata
– “waffle plant”, Hemigraphis repanda –
“dragon’s tongue”, Hoffmania discolor
– “taffeta plant”, Pellionia repens –
“rainbow plant”, Pilea depressa – “baby
tears”, Pilea microphylla, Pilea spruceana
'Silver tree' – “angel wings”, Saxifraga stolonifera
– “Aaron’s beard”.
During the exhibition, several visual art works
will be displayed under the title Inima (Heart),
event that reached its 9th edition. The major theme is
Joy-exuberance, the works of Ionela Mihuleac and two artists
from Ireland and Iran, next to several works belonging to Romanian
authors will be presented to the public.
The opening will take place Saturday, February
8th, 11.00 a.m., within the new Greenhouse complex. Alexandra
Ciornei and Octavian Onici will present a musical moment.
The exhibition will be opened daily, between 9.00
a.m. and 4.00 p.m., until Sunday, March 8th 2020.
The price for one ticket is 10 lei, and for organized grous is 5
lei/person. Taking photos is free.
It is our great pleasure to announce that dr. Kiril
Vassilev from the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, deputy custodian of the Romanian
Grassland Database will organize a workshop in the Botanic Garden
of the „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University from Iasi.
Dr. Kiril Vassilev will present interesting aspects on the Romanian
Grassland Database (RGD) as its historical background, current status
and future perspectives. The Romanian Grassland Database (RGD) is
a collaborative database within the framework of the European Vegetation
Archive (EVA), which is an integrated database of European vegetation
The workshop will have three main topics:
- how one can technically organize large, high-quality databases
in TURBOVEG that are compatible with international networks
- how the workflow of digitization and geo-referencing can
be done best;
- what benefits can be expected from such a database and how
it can be used for studies of flora, vegetation and habitats
at national & regional scale;
The workshop will take place in the meeting room of the „Anastasie
Fatu” Botanic Garden, at 10 o’clock, on 29th
of November 2017. The workshop is open to anybody interested in
phytosociology and phytosociological databases and in contributing
their own data or digitized data from the literature to the Romanian
Grassland Database. The participants will need to bring personal
laptops and to register on mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
of November 2017.
- AZALEAS AND CAMELLIAS
From February 4th to February 26th
2017 we are inviting you to discover azaleas and camellias, the
so called winter’s flowers, considered by several
Asian peoples to be true plant symbols.
The collection gathers numerous specimens that
impress through their intense colored flowers and ages of over 40
years. The floral arrangements realized by the Botanical Garden’s
employees are combined with wood and rock fragments and vegetal
In the exhibition space exotic species are presented
that can be discovered through touching, but also plants that have
decorative leaves such as crotons, figs, dracaenas, ferns, bay laurels,
begonias, impressive flowers such as orchids, freesias, lobster-claws
and remarkable habitus: fan palms, sago palms, cacti and succulent
In the same space, Ionela Mihuleac together with
44 plastic artists
from Iasi and other cities, display visual art works under the name
event that reached its 6th edition.
On February 4th, at 11:00 a.m., Ruxandra-Maria
Tun and Abou Ainain Sammy, from the violin class - Children’s
Palace, coordinated by professor Lacramioara Matei will hold a musical
Sponsor: Royal Tea & Coffee Iasi
The exhibition will be opened daily, from 9:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The ticket price is 5 RON and for the organized groups 3 RON. Photographing
We recommend that you use the main entrance of
the Botanical Garden, from Dumbrava Rosie Street, no. 7.
- EXHIBITION OF
FLOWERS, FRUITS AND SEEDS - 40th EDITION
The opening will take place on Saturday, September
29th 2016, 11:00 a.m., in the Exhibition Greenhouse of
“Anastasie Fatu” Botanical Garden of Iasi, “Alexandru
Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, being dedicated to the anniversary
of 200 years from Anastasie Fatu’s birth and 160 years since
the foundation of the first Romanian botanical garden. The event
that reached its 40th edition represents a manifestation
with tradition having as main purpose the preservation of scientific
collections with an important patrimonial value – chrysanthemums
and mums, decorative cabbage, pumpkins and chilies, and also numerous
fruits and seeds from plant species that are cultivated within the
Chrysanthemum species, especially the
horticultural varieties that are part of the scientific collection
of the Botanical Garden will be displayed in forms and interesting
arrangements both in the outdoor spaces and in the greenhouse next
to information regarding the taxonomy, culture forms, origin and
various categories of chrysanthemums and different uses of these
plants – chrysanthemums as food and bio-insecticides resource,
aromatic and medicinal chrysanthemums or the chrysanthemum used
in China for pigment extraction for obtaining new varieties. There
will also be presented information regarding the traditional Asian
cultivation techniques for chrysanthemum and their introduction
in Europe and America. The importance of this plant diverts especially
from its exceptional esthetic qualities, being recommended for every
event, but also from the fact that it is a plant that blooms during
the autumnal and hibernal seasons. Special attention was given to
the presentation of the species and varieties, highlighting their
origin and first uses in China and Japan, starting with the 15th
century B.C., following their journey to Europe and America, where
they had been recognized and appreciated for their special characteristics,
new varieties and culture techniques being developed.
In our country, the chrysanthemum cultures followed
the natural trend in what concerns the amelioration techniques and
within this institution were created several varieties with important
decorative value, approved and maintained in culture for over 40
years. Next to the 12 Romanian varieties of Chrysanthemum indicum
– mums (Armonie, Autumnala, Bicolor, Paloma etc.) and 10 varieties
of Chrysanthemum x grandiflorum (Orizont, Profira, Romica, Tamara,
Lucian Corneliu, Carmen, Asfintit, Anica etc.) various other varieties
will be displayed, starting with the early ones from the international
selection, and during the exhibition will be presented the semi-early
and late varieties – over 120 different varieties of chrysanthemums,
135 varieties of mums and 13 spontaneous species from Europe, Asia
The collection of Brassica genus (decorative
cabbage) includes 49 taxa that belong to 3 species, 8 varieties
and 37 F1 hybrids, with scientific, ornamental and therapeutic value.
The scientific value of this collection is given by the evolution
through polyploidy and the ornamental importance is given by the
remarkable colors and contrast due to the presence of antocyanins,
and the therapeutic and alimentary value is offered by the presence
of glucosinolates, isothiocyanates, flavonoids, vitamins (C, K,
A, B, E) and minerals (S, Ca, K, Mn, Cu, Fe, Mg).
Also within this exhibition 7 species of Capsicum
genus will be displayed, next to 45 varieties of decorative chilies,
along with relevant explanations regarding their origin, history,
mythology, uses, but also information about their heat index. For
the first time the Ghost variety will be presented with a heat index
of over 1000000 SHU, considered to be dangerously hot. In the last
few years a great deal of attention was given to the Solanum
genus collection, decorative through their leaves and fruits: S.
aviculare, S. melongena and S. sisymbriifolium.
From the Cucurbitaceae family 150 different varieties
and numerous decorative specimens will be displayed, interesting
through their shapes, colors and sizes, many of them with medicinal
value, belonging to Cucurbita genus (C. pepo,
C. maxima, C. moschata), 20 varieties of Lagenaria
(L. siceraria), Luffa genus (L. cylindrica,
L. acutangula and L. operculata, presented for
the first time), but also 8 species of Cucumis (African
spiny cucumbers). Momordica charantia (bitter cucumber
or vegetal insulin) has a remarkable medicinal importance and Trichosanthes
cucumerina (snake gourd), was introduced for the first time
within this collection.
With this occasion 140 specimens of fruits and
seeds will be presented to the public. The general theme is focused
on the idea of Fruits and seeds: patterns or hazard? aiming
to clarify if the diversity of fruits and seeds is a coincidence
or it follows a pattern a predefined plan in order to perpetuate
The exhibition will be opened daily, from 9:00
a.m. to 5 p.m., until November 20th 2016.
The price for one ticket is 5 ron and for organized
groups is 3 ron. Taking photos is free.
OF EDIBLE AND TOXIC MUSHROOMS
The exhibition can be visited within the Greenhouses
Complex, starting from Friday, September 23rd 2016, 10:00
a.m., until September 25th 2016, 6:00 p.m.
The price for one ticket is 5 ron and for organized groups is 3
ron. Taking photos is free.
- Associated Professor
Snezana Cupara, PhD, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Kragujevac,
MEDICINAL PLANTS FROM SERBIA FREQUENTLY USED
May 17th, 11:00 a.m., B2 amphitheatre, Faculty of
May 18th, 12:00 p.m., Conference room, Faculty of
Pharmacy, “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and
TECHNOLOGIES AND MEDICINAL PLANTS
May 19th, 9:00 a.m., Council room, “Anastasie
Fatu” Botanical Garden of Iasi
SCHOOL: KNOW MORE, BE BETTER!
From April 18th to April 22nd,
the Botanical Garden of Iasi organizes a series of educative events,
presentations and themed trips dedicated especially to pupils within
the program Informal School: know more, be better!
Trained personnel from the Botanical Garden will
initiate several ecological activities with pupils from “Costache
Negruzzi” National College of Iasi, “Garabet Ibraileanu”
National College of Iasi, Sanitary College of “Ovid Caledoniu”
Technological Highschool of Tecuci.
The activities will be held daily, from 9 a.m.
until 7 p.m. The price for one ticket is 5 ron and for organized
groups is 3 ron. Volunteers have free acces.
- AZALEAS AND CAMELLIAS
The Botanical Garden organizes from February 13th
until March 13th 2016 an exhibition dedicated to the azaleas and
camellias collections. This event opens the cycle of anniversary
manifestations which highlights 200 years from Anastasie Fatu’s
birth and 160 years from the establishment of the first Romanian
The displayed scientific collection includes several
hundreds of specimens impressive through their color, general aspect
and age of over 40 years. The floral arrangements put together with
a lot of sensibility by the botanical garden’s employees,
suggest the nature’s fragile paradise, but also the adaptations
of these plants to specific life conditions. The greenhouses exhibition
space is decorated with several beautiful exotic plant species such
as: crotons, figs, Cycas, umbrella-trees, Dracaena, ferns, Maranta,
begonias, geraniums, strawberry tree, mango, flamingo flower, cacti
and succulent plants.
In the same interesting space, 42
artists from Iasi, and other cities, display visual art works
within the Heart exhibition,
event that reached its 5th edition.
The exhibition will be opened daily, from 9:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The price for one ticket is 5 ron and for organized
groups is 3 ron. Taking photos is free.
We recommend you to use the entrance from Dumbrava
Ro?ie Street, no.7.
- FLOWERS, FRUITS
AND SEEDS EXHIBITION
The opening will take place on Saturday, October
, 11:00 a.m., in the exhibitions greenhouse within
“Anastasie Fatu” Botanica Garden, “Alexandru Ioan
Cuza” University of Iasi. The event known as Autumn
reached its a
and represents a great
occasion of presenting several collections with great patrimonial
value, such as chrysanthemums
The species of chrysanthemum and especially the
indigenous and exotic varieties and cultivars, more or less known
are presented in thousands of specimens, both within the external
sectors and greenhouses. The biological material, cultivated exclusively
in the Botanical Garden is accompanied by explanations concerning
the taxonomy, cultural forms and medicinal
or nutritional importance of chrysanthemums.
The inflorescence sizes, shapes and colors represents
the creative source in realizing certain symbols inspired by chrysanthemum,
considered to be the flower of life. The incredible diversity and
beauty of these plants harnessed by the imagination of growers from
the Botanical Garden make them the messengers of fundamental symbols
for those who seek the essence and truth of the surrounding world.
of chrysanthemums is connected with other major
symbols, represented by the circle
and the sphere,
responsible for the cosmic energy transfer towards earth. These
shapes convey the idea of harmony and suggest a new beginning.
Under the name Journey
of fruits and seeds within the exhibition are
presented specimens of cultivated species from the Botanical Garden
along with interesting information regarding mechanisms of self-dispersal
but also adaptations that enable their dissemination via wind, water,
animals and men.
Ionela MIHULEAC is a guest of this years’
event, as a coordinator of a group of children between 4-7 years
old who are the creators of artwork inspired by nature, carried
out within the Ceramic
Pupils from 1st – 4th
grade from Elena Cuza School of Iasi, coordinated by professor
Luminita MURARIU, present under the name of Autumn
colors symphony, aquarelles on dry and wet material,
dactyl-painting, collages with natural materials, paper and colored
ENASESCU and Lidia BOURCEANU from
„Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi and guests
Liviu MUNTEAN and Ionut COPACEL from the „Moldova” Philarmonic,
Iasi will hold an artistic moment called Synesthesia with music
and flowers. The program will also include pieces interpreted
by Universitas choral with students from “Alexandru
Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, under the coordination of Gabriela
ENASESCU, director: Alexandru DARIE, piano: professor Smaranda ACATRINEI
from “Octav Bancila” National Art College, Iasi.
The exhibition will be opened daily, between 9:00
a.m. – 5 p.m., until Saturday, November 22nd.
The ticket price is 5 RON, and for organized groups
3 RON. Photographing is free.
- EXHIBITION OF
FLOWERS, FRUITS AND SEEDS
The opening will take place Saturday-October 25th
2014 at 11.00 a.m. in the exhibition greenhouse from the “Anastasie
Fatu” Botanical Garden from Iasi. The event called “Autumn
Flowers” reached its XXXVIII edition and offers a good opportunity
for the people to admire the Chrysanthemum collection.
The richness of species and varieties is represented by thousands
of specimens exposed in the open spaces and within the greenhouse.
The exhibits impress by their various culture forms and intensely
colored inflorescences and are arranged according to scientific and
esthetic criteria. The written information offers to those who are
interested the opportunity to widen their botanical and horticultural
knowledge. Within this exhibition 120 varieties of Chrysanthemum
x grandiflorum and 130 varieties of Chrysanthemum indicum
will be exposed. Varieties of Chrysanthemum indicum explained
in Braille and Latin alphabet can be noticed by their specific smell
and velvety aspect within the subsection for people with visual disabilities.
The autumnal aspect is completed by numerous decorative
specimens of ornamental cabbage (Brassica, 2 varieties, 31
hybrids), ornamental chili peppers (Capsicum, 37 varieties)
and pumpkins and melons (Cucurbita, 150 varieties). Some
of these are personalized and reunited within an amusement area destined
for visitors of all ages.
A particular charm is given by the 140 specimens
of fruits and seed belonging to plant species from different groups,
classified according to their use: from spices to tanning species
or toxic ones, which are accompanied by relevant information.
Gabriela ENASESCU and Lidia BOURCEANU from “Alexandru
Ioan Cuza” University from Iasi, together with guests: the soprano
Victoria BLEORTZ (Moldova Philharmonic from Iasi) and the
tenors Traian HUDUMEAC (Romanian National Opera from Iasi) and Liviu
Muntean (Moldova Philharmonic from Iasi) will interpret an
artistic moment Music in a piece of heaven.
The exhibition will be opened daily between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. until November 23rd 2014. The ticket price is
5 roni/ person and for organized groups 3 roni/ person. Photographing
OF EATABLE, TOXIC AND POISONOUS MUSHROOMS
Specialists from the Botanical Garden from Iasi and
PhD students from the Research Laboratory for Fungi from the Faculty
of Biology, organize an exhibition with over 300 species of eatable,
toxic and poisonous mushrooms, collected from forests situated near
Iasi and from Bacau, Neamt and Suceava counties.
Starting from Saturday-September 20th
2014, 11.00 a.m. until Sunday-September 21st 2014, 7 p.m.,
several fresh specimens of Amanita phalloides (death cap),
the most toxic species from Romania and numerous other species more
or less known by the public will capture your attention through their
shapes, colors and importance in the stability and health of natural
The exhibition can be visited in the Greenhouse Complex.
The ticket price is 5 roni/person and for organized groups 3 roni/
person. Photographing is free.
- PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION WITH PROTECTED SPECIES OF AMPHIBIANS
AND REPTILES FROM ROMANIA
Between June 5th and June 8th
2014, the Association Herpetological Group Moldavica in
collaboration with “Anastasie Fatu” Botanical Garden
from Iasi, will organize a photography exhibition with protected
species of amphibians and reptiles from Romania. The event is addressed
to nature lovers of all ages, being an educational activity integrated
in the program dedicated to World Environment Day.
The photographs catch in an artistic way the diversity
of these animals and the scientific rigor of specific details, accompanied
by novel explanations. The pictures are original, being taken by
the members of the Association since 2006, during several monitoring
and conservation expeditions.
The exhibition will be opened between 9.00 a.m.
and 8 p.m. and during these hours the members of the Herpetological
Group Moldavica will answer every question you addressed them.
The ticket price is 5 roni/ person and for organized groups 3 roni/
person. Photographing is free.
- INFORMAL SCHOOL: KNOW MORE, BE BETTER!
Between April 7th and April 10th
2014, the “Anastasie Fatu” Botanical Garden from Iasi,
organizes a series of workshops, educational manifestations and
awareness activities dedicated to pupils and student within the
program Informal School: know more, be better!
Volunteers – pupils from Petre Poni Technological
Highschool from Iasi and other educational institutions, students
from “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University from Iasi, will
participate in different kind of activities such as: planting tree
saplings and informal educational activities.
The visitors will get valuable scientific information
concerning the different groups of plants found in the sectors of
our Botanical Garden.
The Botanical Garden in collaboration with SistemIS
Group will organize a workshop called Discovering Nature
– practical demonstrations, photography exhibitions focused
on biodiversity. SistemIS members will hold several presentations
in order to emphasize the importance of protecting the European
The activities will take place daily, between 9.00
am and 5 p.m. The ticket price is 5 roni/person and for organized
groups 3 roni/person. The volunteers have free access.
AZALEAS AND CAMELLIAS EXHIBITION
“Anastasie Fatu” Botanical Garden
of „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University from Iasi invites
you to visit the Azaleas and Camellias Exhibition, opened between
February 2nd and March 2nd 2014.
For this exhibition 2 new compartments of the Greenhouse
Complex were set accordingly for the cultivation of species from
this scientific collection. Because these species require specific
growth conditions the temperature and humidity levels are permanently
monitored as well as the pH of the soil. Some specimens are over
40 years old and have over 1.50 m high. In the specific climatic
conditions of the Botanical Garden these species blossom from December
Most of the cultivated species and varieties belong
to Camellia and Rhododendron genera which are
native to Asia where are used mainly in ornamental purposes. Often
these plants are associated with conifers fact that gives them a
certain touch of elegance and discretion.
In order to highlight the beautiful colors of
the flowers several specimens of thuja, cypress and spruce were
used, along with species of ferns, which through their luxuriant
aspect suggest a drop of exuberance in a space that emits an eastern-Asian
The visitors are expected daily, between 9.00 a.m.
and 4 p.m. to rediscover the beauty of one of the most spectacular
and important plants collection from our Botanical Garden. The ticket
price is 5 roni/person and for organized groups 3 roni/person. Photographing
Susanne Dombrowski and
Evelyn Wolfram-Schilling, from the Zurich University of Applied
Sciences (ZHAW) in visit to the Botanical garden of Iasi
Susanne Dombrowski - Head of degree program from Institute
of Biotechnology and Dr.
Evelyn Wolfram-Schilling - specialist researcher within the
Group of Phytopharmacy, from the same Institute, from Zurich University
of Applied Sciences, associate Professor at Alexandru Ioan Cuza
University, have participated during 22-26 of October 2013 in an
experience exchange organized by the Botanical Garden, in collaboration
with PhD. students from the Fungal Research Laboratory, with specialists
from the Integrated Center of Environmental Science Studies
in the North East Development Region- CERNESIM, all within
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, specialists from the National
Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences Bucharest,
"Stejarul" Biological Research Center - Piatra Neamt, academics
and PhD. students within the Laboratory of Pharmacognosy from Faculty
of Pharmacy, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Within the program, the research results and Offers
of Collaboration were presented, and a Memorandum
of Scientific Collaboration between the Alexandru Ioan
Cuza University of Iasi and Zurich University of Applied Sciences
(ZHAW) has been signed.
OF FLOWERS, FRUITS AND SEEDS
Sunday, 20th of October, at 11 o’clock,
AM, in the Greenhouse of Exhibition of the Botanical Garden, the
XXXVII edition of AUTUMN FLOWERS Exhibition will
be opened. The soprano Gabriela ENASESCU, along with his guests,
soprano Victoria BLEORTZ from the "Moldova" Philharmonic
of Iasi and the tenor Traian HUDUMEAC from Romanian National Opera
of Iasi, will perform an artistic moment entitled The autumn
song through the tenderness of flowers.
In this year's edition also the collections from
genera Chrysanthemum, Cucurbita, Lagenaria,
Cucumis, Echinocystis, Brassica, Capsicum
and Solanum are valued through the chromatics and unusual
forms of culture practiced only in the Botanical Garden of Iasi.
The varied species and sorts offer special relaxing scenery, and
can enrich the knowledge about plant diversity. Many specimens of
exotic plants scattered among chrysanthemums, especially fruit and
seed samples originating from trees and shrubs grown in sections
of the Botanical Garden are also contributing to the general view.
A new element is the presentation of samples of flowers, fruits
and seeds according to the uses of parent plant species, based on
their therapeutic action: cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory,
dermatology, nutrition and metabolism. There are also presented
samples from plants that are toxic or used for dyeing.
On this occasion, 4 new greenhouse compartments
will be open for visitors, where collections of tropical plants,
cacti and succulents will be exhibited.
The exhibition will be open daily from 9.00-17.00
hours until Sunday, 17th of November.
The entry price is 5.00 Lei, and for organized
groups is 3.00 Lei per individual. Taking pictures is allowed for
The poster of the exhibition
- MESSAGES WITH
FLOWERS IN THE EXOTIC PLANTS EXHIBITION
Sunday, February 3, at 11 o’clock, will
take place the opening of a new edition of the exhibition with exotic
plants species grown in the Greenhouses Complex.
This event gives us the opportunity to present
in the Exhibiting Greenhouse some plant collections with great patrimonial
value, which are distinguishing by the abundance of species and
varieties and comes from the international exchanges with botanical
gardens from other continents.
Mysterious symbols of the Far East are found in
the colors and shapes diversity but also in the elements used for
the realization of floral arrangements.
Azaleas, camellias and bonsais will be noticed
again, elements which are inseparably linked with the Sino-Japanese
Exhibition space is highlighted also by numerous
specimens of crotons, dracaenas, ferns, begonias, maranthas, orchids,
citrus, cacti and succulent plants.
The exhibition is open daily from 9.00 to16.00
hours, until February 24. The ticket price is 5 lei.
The poster of the exhibition
22 April –
The Earth Day
Botanical Garden organized an activity of planting some species
of trees in collaboration with students from "Alexandru Ioan
Cuza" University from Iasi
EXHIBITION WITH SPECIES OF EXOTIC PLANTS
Botanical Garden invites you to rediscover the vitality of nature
even at the beginning of the February, during the opening of the
Messages with Flowers
will take place on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 11.00 o’clock.
This year edition offers, besides the chromatic diversity of
flowers originating from different parts of the world, masks made
by the students from the Botanical Garden staff, masks united
in the symbols of the long expected spring. This season had always
a special importance, and people celebrated it by different rituals
in which the masks had a special role. Inspired by nature and
using products from nature, a stunning variety of masks has been
created: some rudimentary, but full of significations as in Africa
or Polynesia, others more elegant, like the Venetian ones or very
refined as masks evolved in Japanese Noh theater.
Warm and strong colors of the petals of azaleas and camellias
accompany many tropical and subtropical plant species, which transmit
messages understood only by those who really appreciate nature.
The poster of the exhibition
EXHIBITION OF FLOWERS, FRUITS AND SEEDS
Botanical Garden "Anastasie Fatu" of
the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University from Iasi organizes
in October 23 to November 20, 2011 period, the XXXVth
edition of the AUTUMN
FLOWERS Exhibition. This event is dedicated to the
celebration of 155 years from the foundation in Iasi of the
first botanical garden in Romania, by the
physician and naturalist Anastasie Fatu.
The official opening will take place on 23 of October
at 11:00 in the Exhibition Greenhouse, where CORAL
ART'IS VOX, coordinated by Professor Bogdan Cojocaru, will give
a concert with operas signed by Martian Negrea, Pascanu Alexandru
Vasile Spatarelu and Sabin Pautza.
In the spirit of a true tradition, the species
and varieties of chrysanthemums, and also various horticultural
forms cared by the specialists of the Botanical Garden will be presented.
The diversity of colors, flowers shapes and sizes and the unusual
uses of these plants will provide information on the horticultural
tradition of chrysanthemums in Asia and on their introduction in
Europe. On the alley for the people with visual disabilities, the
exposed varieties will impress by the specific smell and soft appearance
Within the exhibition, a great variety of fruits
and seeds, and also many decorative forms of cabbages, peppers,
squashes and pumpkins will be presented. They will be completed
for the first time, by the special color of beet leaf petiole.
Visiting program: daily from 9.00 to 17.00.
WITH SPECIES OF EXOTIC PLANTS
“Anastasie Fatu” Botanic Garden organizes between 6th
February and 20th March 2011,
the exhibition of exotic plants MESSAGES
During this period, exhibition greenhouse is the
meeting place for the plant species from tropical and subtropical
forests of Asia and South America or the deserts and savannahs of
Africa and Central America.
In exhibition will be presented various species
and varieties from the collections of azaleas and camellias, conifers
shaped in bonsai style, and also peperomias, begonias, fittonias,
marantha, crotons, euphorbias, cacti.
On this occasion there will be a contest of messages
and photos devoted to flowers which aims to promote the interest
in plant species diversity from the collections of Botanic Garden
Exhibition of flowers, fruits and seeds
Botanical Garden of the “Alexandru Ioan
Cuza” University of Iasi organizes during October 23rd
– November 14th, the 34th edition of
the Autumn Flowers
The official opening will take place on 23rd October
at 11:00 in exhibiting Greenhouse, where performers from National
Opera from Iasi will show a vocal-instrumental moment.
Sunday, October 24th, from 14:00, the concert will
be performed by Presto
Quartette of “George Enescu” Art University of Iasi.
The edition of this year is to celebrate a century
and a half from the founding of the University of Iasi. The cultivars
of Chrysanthemums, cared with great love and knowledge of our gardeners
will enjoy on this occasion the eyes and souls of all those who
come to see. On anniversary, these flowers will suggest by symbols
all the fifteen Faculty of our University, being the sign of gratitude
for all those who helped with the mind, heart and actions to strengthen
this edifice of science and culture.
The exhibition will be presented 150 cultivars
of the species Chrysanthemum morifolium and 100 cultivars
belonging to the Chrysanthemum indicum species. Among flowers,
under the name Singing Earth, Ionela MIHULEAC will exhibit artwork
This year, autumn tempts us all, more than ever
to find deeper meanings in the amazing seed!
The exhibition is dedicated to the International
Year of Biodiversity, and is exposed a wide variety of fruits
and seeds from the species and varieties of plants from the Botanical
Symbols of abundance, prosperity and good fortune,
the fruits and seeds are everywhere valued as sources of energy
that ensured their fulfillment. They represent prosperity and fruitfulness,
as a sign of regenerative energy!
Decorative shapes of zucchini and squash, cabbage
and peppers, along with rarities like wild sesame, Caigua, mammoth
tusks and curiosities such as cucumber grenade, maclura, cochineal,
the tree of pagodas, wish more than ever, to remind everyone that
LIFE BEGINS WITH
US, FOR YOU!
EXHIBITION WITH SPECIES OF EXOTIC PLANTS
“Anastasie Fatu” Botanic Garden of “Alexandru
Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi organized during 6th
– 28th of February the exhibition of exotic plants
MESSAGES WITH FLOWERS.
This event, which repeats every year, has become a real tradition
for the community of Iasi. The exhibition, a real exotic oasis,
groups species and cultivars of decorative plants: orchids, crotons,
begonias, ferns, peperomias, figs, dracaenas, acalipha, bromelia,
as well as numerous bonsai. Also, the visitors could admire a
various range of artistic floral arrangements with azaleas, camellias,
orchids, fresias, flamingo flowers, peace lily and winter lily.
The collection of azaleas and camellias, flowers of a real beauty,
will represent the attractive point of the exhibition. The azaleas
are originary from far Orient (China, Japan, Koreea). Considered
to be the most beautiful flowers of the winter, the azaleas attract
by their flowers of various colours (red, coral, lilac, violet,
pink, carmin, white). The camellias, originary from the tropical
and subtropical regions of South-East Asia, China and Japan, are
different in comparison with the azaleas, but similar regarding
the beauty and refinement, by nuances of red, pink and white.
In the collection of the Botanic Garden of Iasi 35 azaleas and
12 camellias cultivars are present. Both species need special
care, because they prefer low temperatures, that is why they bloom
only in the cold season and when spring comes they begin the “sleep
The 33rd edition of "Autumn
Flowers" exhibition took place between 18th
october and 8th november 2009.
THE CHRYSANTHEMUM THROUGH MYTHS AND SYMBOLS
The actual edition of the exhibition "Autumn
Flowers" is an invitation to discover the glamour
of the noble arts, in their aesthetics being integrated stories
and symbols with and about the chrysanthemums. We are proposing
the present thematic because the chrysanthemums have always surprised
by chromatics and odour. Their origin is suggested by interlacing
shapes and colours, where you will find a droplet of the philosophy
of the people from ‘world’s extremity’ as the
ancient Europeans believed. There will be displayed 130 cultivars
of chrysanthemums belonging to the species Chrysanthemum morifolium
and over 70 cultivars of chrysanthemums belonging to the species
Continuuing our tradition of creating the aspect
of an unforgettable autumn, numerous decorative cultivars and forms
belonging to Cucurbita (pumpkins), Brassica (cabbage)
and Capsicum (peppers) genera will be exposed.
The cultivars exposed on the Alley for the Sightless
People pay tribute to the inventor of the writing system which bears
his name, Louis BRAILLE (1809 – 1852), whose birth was 200 years
An amazing aspect of the present edition is represented
by the fruit and seeds collection belonging to ligneous species from
all continents, cultivated in the Botanic Garden’s sections.
In the opening, Presto Quartette of ‘George
Enescu’ Art University of Iasi will perform a concert with musical
works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pietro Mascagni, Scott Joplin, Astor
Piazzola, Carlos Gardel, Doru Popovici and others. Presto
Quartette is composed of Amalia Gisca – 1st violin,
Madalina Dascalu – 2nd violin, Georgiana Bordeianu
- viola, Oana Postolache - violoncello.
During 16th – 18th
October 2009 will take place the VIIth edition
of the Scientific Symposium In situ and ex
situ Plant Diversity Conservation organized by “Alexandru
Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, “Anastasie Fatu”
Botanical Garden and Vegetal Biology Department from the Faculty
of Biology in collaboration with “Alexandru Borza” Botanical
Garden, Taxonomy and Ecology Department from the Faculty of Biology
and Geology of “Babes-Bolyai” University- Cluj-Napoca.
During 1 – 28 february 2009 you could admire
some azalea and camellia varieties in the Greenhouses Complex.
During December 22nd 2008 –
January 15th 2009 – Exposition of traditional
masks executed by the pupils from "Otilia Cazimir"
School, I E, helped by school teacher Marilena Bisog.
In Honorem – PhD. Prof. eng. Mandache
Leocov at 80 years – the anniversary
event took place on Thursday, November 20th, 2008, in the Senate
Hall of "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iassy.
The exhibition “Autumn Flowers”
– The XXXIIth edition took place during
October 26 – November 16 2008.
"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University from
Iassy, Faculty of Biology, Department of Biology, Vegetal Biology
Laboratory and the Botanic Garden have organized the yearly Scientific
Session "In situ" and "ex situ" plants
diversity conservation in 23 – 25 may 2008 period.
Sunday, 3 February 2008, 11 o'clock, is programmed
the inauguration of the azaleas and camellias exhibition "The
Flowers Magic", opened in 3 – 24 February 2008
Winter in celebration colours
– The exposition of the Painting Club “Friends of the
colours”, "Nicolae Iorga" School, Buhalnita Township,
Iasi District, coordinated by teacher Vasile Aioanei (800 prizes,
150 of them won at international competitions) was opened during
In 12 – 14 November 2007 period, in the
"Anastasie Fatu" Botanic Garden has been organized a posters exhibition
reflecting the Natura 2000 Network
Sunday, 21 october 2007, 11 o'clock, has been
opened the XXXI edition of the "Autumn Flowers"
exhibition, that could have been visited in 21 October – 11
- Edible, uneatable and toxic mushrooms exhibition, organized in 6
- 8 October 2007.