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National Botanical Garden of Georgia, Tbilisi

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The National Botanical Garden of Georgia, formerly the Tbilisi Botanical Garden is located in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, and lie in the Tsavkisis-Tskali Gorge on the southern foothills of the Sololaki Range . It occupies the area of 161 hectares and possesses a collection of over 4,500 taxonomic groups.Its history spans more than three centuries. It was first described, in 1671, by the French traveler Jean Chardin as royal gardens which might have been founded at least in 1625 and were variably referred to as "fortress gardens" or "Seidabad gardens" later in history. The gardens appear in the records by Joseph Pitton de Tournefort and on the Tbilisi map composed by Prince Vakhushti . Pillaged in the Persian invasion of 1795, the garden was revived in the early 19th century and officially established as the Tiflis Botanical Garden in 1845.From 1888 on, when a floristics center was set up, Yuri Voronov and several other notable scholars have worked for the Garden. Between 1896 and 1904, the Garden was expanded further westward. Between 1932 and 1958, the territory around the former Muslim cemetery was included in the botanical garden. Several graves have survived, however, including that of the prominent Azerbaijani writer Mirza Fatali Akhundov . The central entrance to the Garden is located at the foothills of the Narikala Fortress. The other, cut through the rock as a long tunnel in 1909-14, had been functional until the mid-2000s when the tunnel was converted into Georgia’s largest nightclub "Gvirabi".
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  • Walk in the Park took us about 3-4 hours without haste, we went around to all corners of this unique garden. It is charged on entering on the right there is the cashier, the exact costs can not tell, but it seems we gave in the region of 1.5 -3 gel. Gorgeous smell and noise of mountain river, in the territory of the botanical gardens feature a waterfall, where you can descend. The Botanical Garden was founded by Queen Tamara, which from all over the world brought strange plants and trees. Going deeper into the garden, you can see the medieval fountain, near which are located several benches. Inside is so quiet, clean and fresh, that do not want to leave. All recommend. For children there is a playground. After the botanical garden you can walk to narikala, and on to the Kartlis Deda
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  • Nice place, quiet solitude. Not many people, there's no wind, the Greens, Creek and many bridges and waterfalls. A pair of flower beds with flowers, and this December!
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  • Paradise of nature with waterfalls, on the hillside. Amazing views of the castle, on the hill slopes. A great place for walking, calm and tranquility after the urban active tourist routes. Europe's ol...  more »