Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Latvia  /  Riga Region  /  Riga  /  Vermanes Garden

Vermanes Garden, Riga

4.6
#1 of 14 in Parks in Riga
The oldest public garden in town, Vermanes Garden features large grassy areas, fountains, and playgrounds. When it opened in 1817, the site featured exotic trees and a restaurant. Today the 5 hectare (12 acre) park is home to new cafes and restaurants in a verdant setting where locals gather to play chess and enjoy a bit of nature. You can tour the park by kayak along the small river that flows by. A number of free events occur here during the year. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Vermanes Garden by using our Riga trip builder app .
Create an itinerary including Vermanes Garden
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Vermanes Garden Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
591 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • With the Opera House at one end and the Freedom Monument very bear the opposite end, Vermanes Garden, is a pleasant place to sit and relax for a few minutes while doing your walking tour of Riga. Ther...  more »
  • Riga flower gardens are impressive and special. Vermanes Garden is a prime example. Highly recommend.  more »
Google
  • Lots of different trees. There are a pair of old pecan nut trees. They are at risk of falling. One is leaning to the left and the other to the right,so they have strapped them together. It's ingenious. Lovely park with a fountain and quaint ice cream vans(little carts). There is a lake full of lilies and ducks. A bridge crosses a narrow section and its iron structure is completely covered in padlocks most with names on and some old and curious.
  • The most beautiful garden in the city centre. Kids will enjoy the playground. Chess-lovers can watch or play chess near the open air stage. Elderly men gather there to play chess from spring to fall.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Riga

View all >
4.7
Duration: 3​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h
3.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 30​min

Historic Sites in Riga

View all >
4.1
Duration: 1​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 30​min

Side trips from Riga

4.4
Duration: 8​h
4.6
Duration: 8​h
4.2
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 8​h

Museums in Riga

View all >
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 3​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Riga

4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Riga

3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min