About us

Plantland BOTANIA is a place, where stories, games, fragrances and sounds invite you to discover plants and the values of nature with curiosity.

The main task of the Environmental Education Centre Botania is to promote interest in plant life through various stories, facts, techniques and technologies. We want to awaken the curiosity and willingness to seek, find, study, learn and understand the role each plant plays in the biodiversity of the globe.

Botania is a 1,460 m2 two-story space where more than 100 stories in stands, showcases and digital games reflect events in the land of plants. The exposition includes 6 themes: roots, trunks, leaves, flowers, seeds and fruits. A separate space is devoted to some of the bigger topics – ecology, biodiversity and the mission of botanical gardens.



Botania is a place to spark interest in plants through your own choice of experiences: reading texts and listening to tales, tactile exhibits and interactive stands, leaf catching games and flower symmetry mirrors, digital games and virtual reality experiences, smells and sounds, wind breezes and sensations of different grains, even writing a message in an encrypted language of flowers and sending it to your friends.

“Our BOTANIA invites you to discover the world of plants. It is full of tales about roots, trunks, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds, ready to take visitors on fascinating, educationally entertaining journey. BOTANIA is a story of a versatile knowlagde transfer in a humane, playful and exciting way.  This knowladge is suitable for everyone –  no matter the age or previous experiance” says Dace Miezīte, specialist of Educational Work and content creator for the Environmental Education Centre.

The exhibits and educational content of the Environmental Education Centre Botania were created from 2018 to 2023, implementing the participation of the National Botanical Garden in the Cohesion Fund co-financed Environmental Monitoring, Control and Education Project No.


How to get

By train

Take the train ride until the station “Salaspils”, it is a stop in “Rīga – Aizkraukle” or “Rīga – Daugavpils” line. The entrance to the National Botanical Garden is opposite of the train station.

By bus

Once every ~30 minutes a bus leaves from Riga (bus stop “Academy of Sciences” / “Zinātņu Akadēmija”) to Salaspils (bus stop “Salaspils dzelzsceļa stacija” / “Salaspils train station”). The entrance to the National Botanical Garden is across the street from the bus stop.

By car

You can reach us by taking the E22 highway and making a turn in Saurieši or taking the A6 highway and making a turn to Salaspils.



Miera street 1, Salaspils, LV-2169


+371 65795727; +371 22019340



Working hours

With prior application!
10:00 – 16:00