A green oasis on the arid Absheron Peninsula, Mardakan Arboretum is located at the former country mansion of a Baku oil tycoon. Filled with innumerable plant and tree species, it's a lovely spot for an afternoon stroll. There is a small artificial lake where you can ride small boats, as well as a museum to Russian poet Sergey Yesenin, who stayed here in the 1920s. You can also visit the Gothic-style house once inhabited by the oil baron Murtuza Mukhtarov. Plan to visit Mardakan Arboretum during your Mardakan vacation using our convenient Mardakan trip itinerary planning site.
Mardakan Arboretum reviews
The Arboretum has a large selection of trees and cactus. Hot houses and ponds. I was interested in the Callistemon and Wandoo from Australia. Ponds are green with algae that spoils a little, but tidy.... more »
Not really deserve to spend valuable time but nice to pay a visit only once with friends or family. I liked cactus garden
Nice place to visit with children. Ask for guide (extra fee but cheap). Thousands of trees. The house with amazing garden of Murtuza Mukhtarov where Yesenin was accomodated. It's another interesting story which is part of history. P.S I was there 3 years ago. But lots of memory.
Very nice place, a piece of green happiness
Mardakan arboretum is located in the Mardakan township on the semi-arid Absheron peninsula, 40 km away from Baku.It was a personal garden of Murtuza Mukhtarov, a tycoon and oil millionaire of his time around 1895-1920s. Currently, an area of the Arboretum is 24 hectares. The Arboretum is listed among the world’s richest collections for the number and age of flora species. About 1,800 species including 1,540 plant types and breeds both from Azerbaijan and many other countries are being introduced to visitors. Place is good for families and student groups. But in some parts of park plants condition is not satisfactory.
Need restoration and proper management.
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