Podkowa Lesna, small city near polish capital city Warsaw known like a "garden city".
The Garden-City of Podkowa Leśna (pronounced: poht-KOH-vah LESH-nah) offers its residents the comfort of a natural setting, the graces of a refined cultural life, and the advantages of vibrant community activism. Moreover, Podkowa Leśna - which means 'Horseshoe Grove' - is a wonderful get-away for Varsovians, be that because they love nature, wish to attend outstanding cultural events, or have an interest in history.
Podkowa covers some 10.1 km2 and has a population of 4,000. It is located in the Młochowski Forest, and is surrounded by woods on three sides - from the east, the south, and the west. Thus, despite its proximity to the Warsaw metropolitan area, Podkowa is home to sizeable virgin stands of trees, as well as to many species of plants and animals.