Aptekarskiy Ogorod Botanical Garden, Moscow

4.6
#3 of 191 in Parks in Moscow
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. Put Aptekarskiy Ogorod Botanical Garden on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Moscow trip itinerary planner .
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  • A wonderful place to stay in the center of Moscow. Lovers of flowers, birdsong, nature come to rest. There are music concerts in the tropical pavilion. When tulips, magnolias, orchids bloom, it takes your breath away from beauty! Crowds of folk admire here the beauty of flowers! I love this garden and recommend to visit
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  • A cozy corner of nature in the center of Moscow's concrete jungle. A place for relaxation and meditation. It's nice to visit at any time of the year.
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  • Nice place of you want a quite day and a change from historical sightseeing. This park was built in 18th century. It has the biggest water Lilly in the world!!
  • Beautiful place! Love it every time I visit. Very calming experience, fresh air, beautiful sights. Some nice cafes nearby. 10/10 would recommend
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