Left: executive director of VENDEN Aldis Škutāns, executive director of the UL Foundation Laila Kundziņa, director of the Botanical Garden of UL Uldis Kondratovičs.

In honor of the centenary of the Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia (UL), we have started a collaboration with the company VENDEN, which is one of the leading water suppliers and producers in Latvia. The company has become an informative partner of the garden, helping to collect donations for the revitalization of the ensemble of the cultural and historical linden alley of the Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia. The donation is administered by the University of Latvia Foundation. 

Today, March 22, World Water Day is celebrated. The idea for this day came in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. The aim of this festival is to draw public attention to the availability and quality of water, reminding everyone of its value. In honor of Water Day, we are starting a collaboration with the company VENDEN and the University of Latvia Foundation, signing the agreement in between the bright flowering azaleas. This is a historic moment, as the signing of contracts in the house of azaleas is taking place for the first time.  

In cooperation with VENDEN, visitors will be offered various surprises, which we will report over time. Thank you for your support!  

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About the Botanical Garden of UL 

The Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia was founded in 1922 and in its 15 hectares you can get to know the plants of Latvia and the world - more than 6,000 varieties. The collection includes species from around the world, including rare and endangered species from the world, relics, edible plants, and a variety of others from different warm climates in Africa, America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. In the house of tropical butterflies, it is possible to experience the exotics of the tropics: you can feel the climate of the butterfly wings, the smell of plants and the jungle.  

About the UL Foundation 

Since 2004, the University of Latvia Foundation has provided an opportunity for patrons and cooperation partners to support both the University of Latvia and other leading Latvian universities, thus investing in the future of Latvia. The priorities of the UL Foundation are to support the best students and researchers, to promote the creation of a modern study environment, as well as the construction and reconstruction of university buildings.  


VENDEN was founded in 1997 and its main focus is the production of spring water and natural mineral water, the rental of water equipment, the sale of coffee and related products, and the rental of coffee equipment. It has been in the 18.9-liter water business for twenty-five years and is the market leader in this water-business segment. VENDEN is a family-owned Latvian company, it has no foreign investors, it is not a large global company. 



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