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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  • The best time to visit the Garden-this spring, when all the flowers. Tulips are especially good, almost like in Holland. (A) at any time of the year you can visit in the Orangery, enjoy the exotic plants. Very interesting children, my grandson was fascinated by the large aquariums in the lobby.
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  • One of the best places to walk in Moscow! Jungle feeling in Moscow! Quiet and peaceful, and to eat tasty and inexpensive you can here and not in one place! Came and had a great day, nice! All this with a girl, and with the family and children and grandmothers. To all!
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  • The beauty of blooming orchids, bromeliads and other plants, cacti, mosses, light noise of falling drops, she flung the burning azaleas-all this as a beautiful music makes one forget about the long winter and the problems of everyday life. And iguana, dormant on a tree trunk and occasionally opens his eyes to see considering its visitors-a miracle! I want to congratulate the staff of the Botanic Gardens and wish them further success. And everyone reading this review, say-come in the Pharmaceutical kitchen garden, you won't regret it!
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