Sofia Municipality celebrated May 22 - International Day for Biological Diversity, in Vrana Park

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

On the occasion of the holiday, the municipal enterprise Parks and Gardens, which takes care of the vegetation in Vrana, invited biologists from the Tree doctor platform in the park. The platform is a team of professionals who are dedicated to the protection of urban trees.

Vrana Park was initially intended to serve as a summer residence for the royal family outside the city. This has to some extent predetermined its intimate landscape character: in it the tree groups, flower meadows, rock gardens, lakes, alleys, and paths are given shapes close to the natural ones, which was characteristic of most European landscape parks in the past.

There are over 800 tree, bush and herbaceous plant species in Vrana Park. At the moment, help is needed for the most iconic tree in the park - the Ferdinand oak. The tree, planted personally by Ferdinand 115 years ago, has serious problems and the Parks and Gardens team does its best to save the oak. Both the park's management and Tree doctor biologists are already working hard to save the iconic plant, using two innovative methods in the process. The two innovative procedures allowed for an extremely detailed examination of the oak, which would greatly help to restore the greatness of the Ferdinand oak.

Vrana Park is open to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. On Saturdays and Sundays there is a direct bus line (No 505) from Orlov Most to Vrana Park. You can see the exact schedule of bus No. 505 on the website of the Center for Urban Mobility -

More information about Vrana Park can be found on the official website of the park - or by phone - 0889 362 282 and 02 884 888.