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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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  • take a walk and take in such a beautiful place even though that winter. But better here to visit in April and may, when everything starts to bloom, while in summer it is even better.
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  • It's amazing how in the very heart of the city so many years stored and maintained in a manner that grounds. It is pleasant to sit by the fountain, read plus free wi-fi. In heat just salvation in the break to get out of Office with air conditioning and a walk in the cool avenues.
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  • Not a large park where you can just walk around and relax. Also if you are in town and are tired of vanity, near from the Centre of the Park.
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  • Nice park in the old city. Not sure about its 'botanical value', but it's good just to walk there. Also, there is kinderyard there.
  • Nice and large green zone in city centre. Place to enjoy nature without leaving the city
  • Awesome place to walk. But not at night. Too dangerous. Also do not suggest to walk there alone (even during a day).
  • Must visit place at any time of the year. Good for relaxation and picnics
  • Green park just in the downtown, awesome, quiet place. Clear and with beautiful observation spots.