Botanical Garden of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Chisinau

(3.7/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
Located 8 km (5 mi) from the center of town, Botanical Garden of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova houses a collection of 10,000 plant species in its rambling gardens. Although they're sometimes seen as neglected, these gardens host a wide variety of plants and offer a quiet place for a walk, a picnic, or an escape from the crowds of the city. Covering 76 hectares (188 acres), the gardens are a peaceful place where you can enjoy a long hike, find some shade, and read a book by the lake. There is a small fee for entry. See Botanical Garden of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova and all Chisinau has to offer by arranging your trip with our Chisinau holiday planner.
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  • I had the good fortune to meet the garden's director and to learn about its history (created in 1950), its objectives, and the many varieties of plants found in the garden's 104 hectares. Indeed, the ...  more »
  • One of the favourite places for residents during the warmer months. Especially fine here in May when lilac blooms. In the Botanical Garden Alley with lilac different varieties, besides trees and shrubs are found throughout the Park. To circumvent the entire Botanical Garden, better allocate for this purpose at least half a day and whole day better and, most importantly, food stock, because with this here. In the Park you can walk in a shady Pine Grove, you can sunbathe on the lawn, you can sit on the bench, play badminton (if you bring with you), and even climb up on a rock. And you can just walk around and enjoy the views. There are, incidentally, and greenhouse with Palm trees and other exotic plants for which the Botanical Garden worth a peek in the winter, as many as bloom at that time.
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  • Otherwise very nice Park, somewhat dilapidated and not too well maintained! A nice walk anyway!
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