We organize a lot of events: exhibitions, ecological festivities, workshops for children and teenagers, meetengs for adults and seniors. Scientific conferences, both national and international, too.
The seat of the SiBG since May 2012 is the Center for Ecological and Environmental Education of the Silesian Botanical Garden. The object was created thanks to a subsidy from the European Regional Development Fund within the action 5.5. „The natural heritage” of the Regional Operational Programme of the Silesian Voivodeship for the years 2007-2013 „Infrastructure and Environment”. An abandoned military base on Sosnia Gora hill (329 m above sea level) was adapted for this purpose. The abandoned bunkers-garages were turned into the main building of the Center which contains the administrative infrastructure of the Silesian Botanical Garden, conference rooms, scientific laboratories and the library. The building is topped with a viewing tower which is 14 meters high and from which there is a picturesque view of Upper Silesia and Beskidy mountains. The Center is surrounded by a park with a three-level playground constructed out of ecological and user-friendly materials which is open for children of all age. There are 15 ha of plant collections (14 in total, including habitat collections, a phenological garden, rhododendrons, grasses and ericaceous plants) and 3 kilometers of recreational and educational trails.
In the Center for Ecological and Environmental Education of the Silesian Botanical Garden we have a festivities of the Silesian Ecological Calender.
foto: On 29th of July the opening of the exhibition entitled “World’s Gardens” was held. This exhibition comprised of 78 photographies and two information boards about competition IGPOTY (8. edition). This exhibition was organized within campaign “Diversity is power of life”.
A lot of visitors attended the opening: local politicians, scientists, photographers, members of natural and ecological NGOs that cooperate with Silesian Botanical Garden, friends from other gardens, parks and arboretums, garden’s volunteers and ecology and biology teachers.