University Botanic Gardens of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
The University of Sofia is the leading centre of higher education in Bulgaria and is an embodiment and a continuation of centuries of cultural and educational tradition in the country. The University Botanic Gardens of Sofia University “Saint Kliment Ohridski” are represented by three gardens in three locations – the cities of Sofia and Varna, and the town of Balchik. Their primary task is to expand knowledge about the plant kingdom and to carry out activities on еx situ conservation of rare and endangered plant species. Their mission for BigPicnic is to provoke discussion on the importance of eating local and seasonal food versus eating exotic fruits and vegetables all year round. Through their outreach activities and exhibitions they aim to engage with families (parents and children), school classes, people who are interested in and want to learn more about plants, elderly people, and people with disabilities.