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"Jevremovac" Arboretum is the unit of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Belgrade. Founded in 1874 by the decree of the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Serbia, at the suggestion of Mr. Josif Pančić, its first manager thereafter. In the year 1889, the King Milan Obrenović donated the estate (inherited from his grandfather named Jevrem) to the Great School in Belgrade for the purpose of construction of Botanic Garden, provided it is named "Jevremovac". It exists to this day at the same location and under the same name.

The Arboretum spreads over the area of 5 hectares, where on an open space there are over 250 species of trees and bushes, local, European and exotic plants, and the total plant population now includes about 500 trees, bushes and herbage plants. Besides the open space, the Arboretum covers the Green house and the Institute for Botanic premises. (administrative building, herbarium, library, lecture hall, laboratories).

The green house, built in 1892, covers the area of 500 m2. At the time of its construction it was one of the biggest and most beautiful green houses in this part of Europe. Numerous tropic and sub-tropic plants are being nursed, some of which worth mentioning are: Phoenix Canariensis, Chamaerops Humilis, Cereus Peruvinianus...

The Herbarium accommodates rich collection of plants originating from the Balkan peninsula and the entire Europe containing around 120,000 herbarium sheets and over 300,000 exsiccates. The library is one of the oldest and the most abundant one in this area. Apart from 200 scientific and professional magazines it also accommodates over 6,000 books.

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