The Buda Arboretum is at the South foot of Gellért Hill; today it is a conservation area and a university campus – we could say it is the Füvészkert of Buda. Once this area was full of vineyards but they were destroyed by phylloxera at the end of the 19th century. The first educational institution, a gardener training school was established here during the Bach-era by Ferenc Entz, the military doctor of the Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence in 1848-49. Although the grape went extinct, but the gardener training remained here, and it got expanded with other fields: here they train the gardeners, landscapers, viticulturists, and master brewers of the future. Visiting the Buda Arboretum is free of charge all year round.
|On Saturdays, Sundays, and on public holidays only the Lower Garden is available for visitors.|