A new botanical exposition can be found right behind the entrance to the zoological garden. On a not very large area, visitors can admire bonsai and tall, artificially shaped trees, called ornamental trees.
In Japanese, bonsai means “tree in a pot”. It is a special method of shaping and cutting trees grown in ceramic containers. Around 20 species of various trees can be found here – both deciduous and coniferous, both exotic and local. Most trees are around 40-50 years old, but there are also specimens which age is estimated to 90-100 years, e.g. a European olive tree. The collection contains, for example, also a fruit-bearing apple tree, several azaleas or a common oak. The whole exposition is complemented with water pots from Chinese ceramics.