Geo-garden

In Geo-garden there are 17 rocks, the common feature of which is presence in Krakow’s architecture. Walking on Krakow’s paving, admiring wonderful monuments, using different architectural facilities, we are often not aware that applied rocks are not only silent witnesses of several-hundred history of the site, in which they are located, but also millions of years of existence in its original form before they were formed by artist or craftsman. Geo-garden in most areas come from southern Poland, part of them from the surrounding area of Krakow; some of them are from Pomorze and Wolyn in Ukraine.

Stanisław Lem Science Garden would like to express deep gratitude to the author of GEO -GARDEN concept, namely Prof. Jacek Rajchel from AGH University of Science and Technology, for his effort and commitment inserted during creation.
In addition, we would like to thank to all donors of rocks.

Rock classification
All the rocks forming the Earth’s crust can be divided in terms of origin into magma, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.
Magma rocks include plutonic rocks made from magma coagulation under the surface of the Earth and volcanic rocks from lava congealed on its surface.
Sedimentary rocks include cutting rocks from the accumulation of minerals - mainly from pre-existing rocks, pyroclastic material, products of aqueous solutions and organic debris.
Metamorphic rocks are formed as the result of transformation, i.e. metamorphoses of older sedimentary and magma rocks under the impact of phenomena inside the Earth’s crust - pressure, temperature and time.