Aptekarskiy Ogorod Botanical Garden, Moscow

(4.6/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
Originally used to grow medicinal plants, Aptekarskiy Ogorod Botanical Garden represents the oldest botanical garden in Russia featuring ornate flowers and greenhouses. Peter the Great founded the garden in 1703 to supply a hospital with herbs and medicinal materials. Since 1805, the land has belonged to Moscow State University and its biology department. You can explore the gardens as well as three different greenhouses. Walk along the site's trails or eat a meal at a restaurant with scenic terraces facing the greenery. To visit Aptekarskiy Ogorod Botanical Garden on your holiday in Moscow, and find out what else Moscow has to offer, use our Moscow vacation trip planner.
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  • I visited this park in May, the weather was good and the park was very nice. It was interesting to see the plants, especially the exotic ones in greenhouses. I even saw some plants that eat insects!  more »
  • Spring has begun, and dragged feel spring mood. In the Botanical Garden "Pharmaceutical Garden" exhibition was opened and we went to look at tulips. Bright spring paint this exhibition raised the mood for the whole day. A little spoiled feeling queue if the first greenhouse passed for 5 minutes, the second already stretched to turn 15 minutes and to get into third, had to defend for almost an hour. In General, tulips, as well as admired and palm trees with cacti.))) As I understand it, it is part of the permanent exhibition, and tulips there were within seasonal exhibitions. Advice: come early. Or on weekdays. The weekend start to be formed after the queue 13:00. With queues in thought, therefore, the assessment could be reduced, it is otherwise, at least comfortably stand was.
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  • In early March, there are exhibitions of tulips and daffodils is very beautiful! Well and exposure of Cactus, tropical plants!
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