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Balchik Botanic Garden

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Botanic Garden and former summer palace of the Romanian Queen Maria Alexandrina Victoria De Edinburgh. Constructed in 1924 it is an unusual building but it was the style in those days…I loved the chair and table down by the beach that she would sit at to view the water. She loved it here and spent as much time as she could…she hated when official duties her away as she wanted to see the first and last blossom of the year, every year. She was quite the lady…a beautiful lady who loved to take baths outside in a pool filled with donkey milk…she was a friend to Hemmingway and countless others. The botanical garden is situated within the borders of the residence and it is a jewel…a glorious jewel, filled with so many gems that will please and delight you. There are gems that include one of the largest collections of cactus and succulents, and the trees.   You can enjoy wine tastings right here of different wines, enjoy a lunch down by the water to take your breath away.  

In the nursery area there are over 3500 species of plants and many that are endangered. One of the young volunteers took us around for the first bit and you could see she was passionate about being here. The gardens as they say are ‘an oasis, surrounded by walls, with an Eastern and mysterious look, with labyrinths of trees, cross roads of stone paths. An enchanted, fascinating world in the middle of reality’.

Written by  Donna Dawson.

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