A. V. Fomin Botanical Garden, Kiev

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The A.V. Fomin Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens in Ukraine, located in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. In 1839 the Kiev Taras Shevchenko University opened its own botanical garden. The botanical garden is 22.5 hectares (0.225 km²), with 8,000 plant species, including 143 recorded in the Ukraine's Red Book of Rare Species. The Garden is famous for its exotic plants: it has the biggest collection of succulents among the countries of the former Soviet Union. The greenhouse, which was built for the largest and the oldest palm trees in Northern Eurasia, is among the highest in the world. In 1935 the garden was named after the academician and botanist Aleksandr Vasiljevich Fomin, who directed the garden for years. The vestibule of the Kiev Metro station Universytet, is located on the northern edge of the garden, which was opened in 1960.(Google Maps link).HistoryArchitect V.I. Beretti who as well known by his project of Kyiv University, was the first who raised issue of botanical garden establishment in 1834. He proposed to place the garden on the waste territory near the university buildings. For this purpose, from Kremenets Lyceum (Kiev) 513 plants were brought, that were temporarily placed in the Tsar (now City) garden. However, due to lack of funds the garden establishment was postponed for 5 years. Only in 1839 the Kiev school district administration gave permission for a temporary Botanical Garden start under the direction of Head of the Botany department of Kiev University Ernst Trautvetter, who then managed the Botanical Garden in the position of Director. The official date of the Kiev Botanical Garden establishment is 22 May 1839, when E. Trautfetter started the first plantings. In 1841 the garden received its permanent status. In 1850 design and layout of the garden were completed. By 1852 there were 25,416 trees and 419 species of shrubs, as well as more than 4,000 species of other plants in the garden.
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  • Botanical Gardens them. AK. Fomina is located in the very heart of Kiev Metro University. It belongs to Kiev National University. Shevchenko and was founded in 1839, the year to date, being one of the oldest botanical gardens of Ukraine. This is a research, training, education, environmental organization dedicated to the preservation, study and the replenishment of the botanical collections. Over the years, the efforts of several generations of botanists unique collection of plants, with over 9000 species. Arriving at the University Metro station, you can walk to the open part of the Botanical Garden. The public part of the garden is now a City Park, but indigenous kiyani remember 20 years ago, the entrance to the Botanical Garden was paid, regardless of the time of year. The territory is not very big, but it gathered an important collection of plants. Very nicely here in the spring, when following the krokusami Magnolia bloom. In the garden was an artificial lake, around which are cosily arranged seats. Children happily fed tame squirrels. Or you can book an excursion in the closed part of the garden with its beautiful greenhouse and Botanical Garden Museum (entry on a tour by phone + 38 044 234 60 56). After the walk, you can see the St Volodymyr's Cathedral. All this is concentrated in one place.
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  • Once in childhood saw here very many different beautiful birds that nowhere else in Kiev. The more they me so not impressed all subsequent years.
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  • Wonderful on the way from the hotel to the city centre pass on Park trails, nemnogoljudnym, pahnushhim, damp bark dampness. Here you can see a squirrel.
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  • Great place to visit wether it is warm or cold part of year, snow and green both looks awesome. Definitely recommend visiting with your couple or family, or on your own.
  • Place for walking, running and other sports activities. Good kids playground closer to Nazarivska. Youth hangs around closer to University metro station. Other advantages: good collection of trees and bushes. Lower part of the garden works like a natural shelter from wind.
  • Quite and nice, couple of different routes through it. There is not very big, but nice playground and fountain works during warm season
  • Great park in the center of the city. It’s nice to wander there in any season of the year.
  • Absolutely charming place, especially in autumn! Good to get lost somewhere in the forest there. Also close to University and keep in mind there are a couple of exits, some of them are hidden

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