Category: Nature

The Silesian Botanical Garden in Mikołów

The Silesian Botanical Garden in Mikołów Mokre is one of the largest and most modern in Silesia. Its main aim is to protect the biodiversity of the region, to conduct educational activities targeted at different age groups and to stimulate pro-environmental attitudes in society. The Botanical Garden is also a great place for recreation and relaxation. It also does some scientific research.

street Sosnowa 5
43-190 Mikołów
Upper Silesian Agglomeration, Silesia
in the city/town
Contact data
: +48 32 779 76 02
: +48 535 808 368
: whole year
  • Monday-Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturaday-Sunday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
General Information
: zoo / botanical garden
Prices & amenities
: admission free
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In Bujaków, which until recently was an independent village, and now is a district of Mikołów, there is the Shrine of Our Lady, Protector of Environment. In the church of Saint Nicholas, which was erected more than 500 years ago, they venerate the Mother of God in the form of a Gothic figure, brought here from the Bujaków shrine on the so-called Swedish grave. At the church there is a botanical garden, founded by Fr. Jerzy Kemp.
The Marian shrine is located in Bujaków in the deanery of Mikołów. It is also a place where we can see a botanical parish garden. Apart from the garden, which was founded in the 70s of the twentieth century, there are a few old shrines, a seventeenth-century well and monuments related to beekeeping, which form a small open-air museum. The place is popular among parishioners, pilgrims and tourists, offering an opportunity for calm and prayer.
In the past, Paniowy was a village, mentioned already in 1282. It is now part of the town of Mikołów. Amid the local landscapes combining arable land and industrial centers dotted with shafts and chimneys, it is worth looking inside the eighteenth-century wooden church of Saints Peter and Paul. This sanctuary, with a fine silhouette of three Baroque domes, is on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province.
Ornontowice is a communal village situated in the district of Mikołów. The settlement was already mentioned under the name of Renoltowitz at the beginning of the fourteenth century. In the first half of the century, there was a parish here. In the early seventeenth century, there were salt works, where the salt from Wieliczka was boiled. At the end of the eighteenth century, the first coal mine “Leopold” was built in Ornontowice. The next century brought further industrialization. A blast furnace and a factory were built, and in 1888, a railway line was constructed. In Ornontowice one can find a nineteenth-century palace of the Hegenscheid family.
The church of Saint Lawrence was erected at the end of the sixteenth century. In the course of time, it underwent a number of reconstructions and renovations. The church was founded by the Trach family. For some time it served as a church for the Protestant community. The patron saint of the church is Saint Lawrence, deacon and martyr from the third century A.D. This saint was especially popular in the Middle Ages. He was, inter alia, considered as the patron saint of fire protection.
For centuries Mikołów, one of the oldest towns in Upper Silesia, had a multicultural face. The Jewish community, which was present here for about 300 years, played a significant role in the town’s history. At the end of the seventeenth century, they founded the first Jewish cemetery, which has survived to this day. The new cemetery is situated between the streets of Stara Droga and Konstytucji 3 Maja. There are about 200 tombstones preserved in the cemetery, the oldest of which date from the first half of the eighteenth century.
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