Aptekarskiy Ogorod Botanical Garden, Moscow
(4.6/5 based on 1,200+ 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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  • For relaxed walks with the family-this place fits perfectly! A great number of colors and different plants, ponds, many pavilions. Excellent sat in cafes on the veranda and admire the surrounding us. Amazed that the garden gets no buzz of the city, just a bit of silence in the Moscow bustle. Children scampered around with pleasure, for them it is maximally informative, a resident of the city, you can't always see how for example grows wheat.
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  • The garden has become commercial over recent years, and as a good place to stroll beautiful especially during the summer, many colors and paints
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  • It is interesting to fans of plants-for example, orchids or Succulents. Good place for a walk with the camera.
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