Aptekarskiy Ogorod Botanical Garden, Moscow

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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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  • This is a marvelous place to have a rest from the city traffic, crowds, noise etc. This small botanical garden is very beautiful in spring, summer and autumn, when flowers and trees are blossoming. Yo...  more »
  • easy to get there by metro, short walk from station. Nice garden, not very big, we went in May and saw many tulips. go early in weekday to avaoid people. There is a food shop also. Russians go there t...  more »
  • Highly recommendable, especially on a sunny day. The variety of flowers and plants, as well as the amazing photos you can take, is something you will definitely remember for years to come.  more »