Show garden of the Szmit Nursery was established in 1982. Currently it covers 2.5 hectares of land. The garden is one of the biggest private plant collections in Europe. Out of 6 tho. taxa cultivars constitute a majority – this is what makes the collection different from many botanic gardens. In our garden we observe and compare plants before starting their production. This way we verify our knowledge about plants that we produce.

Place of leisure and rest

Not only the plants themselves, but also their composition and selection with respect to a position, color or height, shall be paid attention to. In the garden you can observe manners of cutting, cultivation and proper nursing of plants. Our garden is diversified with respect to cultivation conditions – from the dry areas, through the woodland part, sunny perennial beds, and wetland areas over ponds and aquatic plants. Garden in Pęchcin continuously changes over the year. The same places look completely different in spring, summer, autumn and winter time.

Eunomia on the flowerbed of Verbena bonariensis

Due to its decorative features and educational values the garden attracts masses of visitors from all over the world. We are visited by pupils, students, scientists, collectors and other plants lovers – both amateurs and professionals. All the plants available in the garden are provided with labels with their relevant Latin names.

Small architecture supplements garden arrangements

Due to its diversity the garden is also extremely attractive to animals. We observed around 100 species of birds, numerous mammals, amphibians, reptiles and insects.

Blackbird, inhibitant of our garden, sitting on a formed taxus

Garden is available for visitors in the opening hours of the Nursery, from 01 March until the end of autumn season:

Monday – Friday: 700 - 1800
Saturday: 700 - 1500
Sunday and public holidays: closed


Recommended plants

  • Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' PBR

    Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' PBR

    Uniquely decorative and hardy shrub with pink orange leaves that become yellowish over time. Can be used for large planting in towns and along roads. According to the research it is the best plant to be used in fitoremediation.

    Sorbus AUTUMN SPIRE 'Flanrock' PBR

    Sorbus Autumn Spire 'Flanrock' PBR

    Small tree with narrow columnar habit and gold yellow fruits. In autumn leaves change their colour to wine red. Due to its habit, the variety is recommended to small gardens and to be planted along roads, pathways and driveways.
    Sorbus 'Rubinowaja''

    Sorbus  'Rubinowaja'

    One of the best Russian fruit bearing varieties of Sorbus. Its claret red fruits are tasty, full of vitamins and can be used for jams and infusions.

    Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor Gold' PBR

    Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor Gold' PBR

    Low-growing dense shrub with gold yellow leaves that change color to orange in autumn. Extremely frost hardy variety recommended as a ground cover plant.
  • Phlox paniculata 'Olienka'

    Phlox paniculata 'Olienka'

    One of the best varieties of phlox bred in Russia. Light pink flowers with brighter "eye" and darker violet pink centre. The variety grows up to 0.8–1 m high.

    Quercus 'Monument' PBR'

    Quercus 'Monument' PBR

    Polish variety of Quercus with wide columnar habit. Very large dark green shining leaves. Variety resistant to mildew. Recommended for representative areas.
    Quercus robur 'Posnania'

    Quercus robur 'Posnania'

    New Polish variety of Quercus robur introduced to cultivation by our Nursery. Very long, up to 20–25 cm long, fancifully and irregularly indented pendant leaves.

    Sambucus nigra BLACK LACE 'Eva' PBR

    Sambucus nigra BLACK LACE 'Eva' PBR

    Beautiful variety with dark purple shining leaves that resemble a lace. Both light pink flowers and fruits can be used for preserves.
  • Betula nana 'Golden Treasure' PBR

    Betula nana 'Golden Treasure' PBR

    The first gold-leaved variety of the species. Grows up to 0.5 m high and approximately 1 m in diameter. Especially recommended as a ground cover plant for the coldest regions of Europe.

    Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

    Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

    Very effective multi-colour perennial. Vibrant orange inflorescences appear on intensely red stems with brown green leaves. Up to 0.7 m high.
    Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Silver Lining' PBR'

    Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Silver Lining' PBR

    New variety of Hydrangea anomala with grey green, white variegated leaves. Grows slower than the species. Perfectly brightens shadowed corners of a garden. Recommended for walls, pergolas, trees' trunks and as a ground cover plant.

    Hydrangea paniculata BOBO 'ILVOBo' PBR'

    Hydrangea paniculata BOBO 'ILVOBo' PBR

    This profusely blooming dense variety of Hydrangea paniculata grows only up to 0.7 m high. White flowers become slightly pink over time. Variety especially recommended as a ground cover plant.

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