Atatürk Arboretum is basically a botanical garden containing living collections of primarily woody plants of Turkey and world intended for education-training and scientific studies. This first arboretum of Turkey was founded in 1949 with the scientific and technical consultation of the faculty with the support of Bahçekoy Enterprise of Forest Service. It was named after Atatürk in the 100th birthday of the founder of Turkish Republic. The arboretum has become a forestry enterprise in the same year. Around 2000 plant taxa can be seen in this 296 hectares botanical garden. It is open to public throughout the week, free in the weekdays and with a fee in the weekends.