Batumi Botanical Garden & its distinct subtropical floras

Batumi Botanical Garden & its distinct subtropical floras

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Batumi is one of the most famous and most beautiful cities in Georgia. The best season to visit this amazing city on the Black Sea is definitely summer. While enjoying beach activities, you can also discover one of the distinct subtropical floras in the world. I am going to tell you about the Batumi Botanical Garden, that can make everyone’s visit more interesting. 

Batumi Botanical Garden
Batumi Botanical Garden
Batumi Botanical Garden, Mtsvane Kontskhi (Green Cape),, Batumi, Georgia

The Batumi Botanical Garden is the largest garden in the Caucasus region. It is located 9 km from the center of Batumi. The garden occupies 108 hectares. This place is also called Mtsvane Kontskhi, and it is translated as ‘The Green Cape.’ It is not easy to describe the great feelings that I had when I visited the garden for the first time, but I will try my best to give you a good impression of this amazing place. 

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Picture © Credits to iStock/photoaliona

History

The history of the Batumi Botanical Garden starts in the 1880s. It was the inspiration of a Russian botanist, geographer, and traveler Andrey Krasnov, who played a huge role in the opening of the garden in 1912. During the Soviet time, the garden was expanding and developing. There was a successful study of the subtropical cultures in this territory. The agronomists cultivated and decorated this place. Gradually, they added rare exotic plants in the garden. From 1998, the Batumi Botanical Garden became a proud member of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International, and it played a significant role in the sharing of scientific information and developing strategies on preserving botanical gardens. 

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Picture © Credits to iStock/OlyaSolodenko

Description of the garden

You will see century-old parks and unique collections of subtropical flora in the Batumi Botanical Garden. Palms, roses, citrus, bamboos and many other extraordinary trees will make you feel like a part of nature. The garden collection unites more than 2000 different kinds of plants, some of which you can only find in the Caucasian Region. Visitors are amazed by the magnolias that are already 125 years old. In addition, secret Japanese gardens, romantic landscapes, and breathtaking panoramic views are what makes this place unforgettable. The Batumi Botanical Garden is beautiful in all seasons of the year, especially during springtime when the trees are awaking.  

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Picture © Credits to iStock/bruev

Activities

If you walk through the Botanical Garden, you will need around one day to explore the whole territory. However, if you want to make your visit more comfortable, you can use special electrical buses that cost around one euro. The Botanical Garden also offers to the visitors a guide's service, as well as picnicking and camping. If you decide to get married in this beautiful place, you will also find a marriage service in the Batumi Botanical Garden. Those who love plants can buy some decorative examples, that will be sweet memories of this garden.

While being in Batumi, do not miss to visit the Batumi Botanical Garden. You have a great chance to discover one of the distinctive subtropical floras in the world. When you see this place in real, you will feel the power of mysterious and breathtaking nature. 

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The author

Anano Chikhradze

Anano Chikhradze

I am Anano. I Iove travelling, history and getting to know people from all over the world. I write about Georgia, my country, and I am sure everybody will fall in love with it.

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