Vilnius is one of the greenest cities in Europe, so when spring comes along the city is in full blossom and filled with wonderful aromas. Invite friends for a picnic or just grab some coffee and take a walk in the gardens and parks to enjoy nature in bloom and its impressive diversity. Check out the coolest places to witness spring in Vilnius.
The right bank of the Neris River next to the Swedbank terrace is home to one of the most anticipated events of the year for blossom lovers. The blooming Sakuras bring a little piece of Japan and a festive spring atmosphere to the city. Bring some coffee and a sandwich and have a picnic, or simply sit down under a Sakura tree and relax. The biggest nature fans come to watch the blossoming trees at dawn when there are no crowds, but wonderful sights await you 24/7.
Discover the unconventional architecture of the Green Building. It’s Lithuania’s first green building, and it has walls with vertical green columns. The magnificent eco-friendly building is a must-see piece of contemporary architecture. The tour is a part of the Open House initiative, which invites people to explore the unique architecture of the city and open the door to the usually-closed buildings.
Walking in an old orchard in the Vilnia River valley with views of the highest and the most impressive Pūčkoriai exposure is a fantastic adventure, especially when the apple trees are in full bloom. Take a walk in Pavilniai Regional Park, explore the ruins of the Puckoriai Folwark buildings and the cannon foundry, or sit back and listen to the flowing river.
Soak in the views of the colourful tulip gardens and witness the immense diversity of plants in the garden. Join an educational programme to discover Lithuania’s natural world and its peculiarities. Talk to the gardeners or even buy a rare shrub or fruit tree from the farmers at the Lithuanian Fair. Vilnius University Botanical Garden at Vingis Park is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year, so it’s a great opportunity to explore the historic buildings while you’re there.
The dizzying aromas and the large blossoms will make you pause and just sit in awe at the sight. It’s one of the best times to visit the Botanical Garden at Kairėnai for impressive photos. If you make your way to the Southern part of the garden, you’ll get a beautiful almost bird‘s-eye view of the blooming flowers surrounding the winding roads and picturesque landscapes.
On 24 May at 5 p.m. join a special Rhododendrons tour starting at the ticket desk.
Spring in Vilnius has a trademark aroma – lilacs are blooming all over the city. But the best place to enjoy the experience is the Botanical Garden at Kairėnai. Take a stroll among the blooming trees – it’ll feel like a fairy tale. Sadly, the aroma cannot be captured in a photo, but the experience itself will definitely last a lifetime.
On 24 May at 5 p.m. join a special Lilac tour starting at the ticket desk.