Tbilisi Botanical Garden – the best place to relax

Tbilisi Botanical Garden – the best place to relax

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Tbilisi is a lovely place that represents a perfect combination of new and old parts of the town. After exploring the beauty of the capital city, you will definitely need to have some rest. So, in this article, I am going to tell you about Tbilisi Botanical Garden that is the best place to relax in our capital.  

Tbilisi Botanical Garden
Tbilisi Botanical Garden
National Botanical Garden of Tbilisi city, 12 Bambis Rigi Street, T'bilisi, Georgia

History

Tbilisi Botanical Garden is located in the heart of the city, and it lies on the Tsavkisis-Tskali Gorge. When Jean Chardin, a French jeweler, traveled to Georgia, in his records, he mentioned this place as a Royal Garden. We have sources about the botanical garden from 1636 and the records about its development for 300 years. 

In the past, the royal family owned three different gardens on this territory. It was a favorite place of kings and their families to relax. However, time passed and this place became the state's property. From 1845, this territory has been united and named as Tbilisi Botanical Garden. A beautiful river Tsavkisis-Tskali divides the garden into two parts. The bridges connect them. The oldest bridge was built in the times when King Tamar ruled the country, and that is why it is called the Bridge of Tamar. Another bridge was constructed at the beginning of the 20th century on top of the waterfall. 

Picture © Credits to irisphoto2
Picture © Credits to irisphoto2

Tbilisi Botanical Garden now

Nowadays, a rich variety of flora is represented in Tbilisi Botanical Garden. This place is always beautiful and colorful, with different kinds of flowers. You will especially enjoy spending time here during the springtime. The Botanical Garden is interesting for the photography lovers as well. It is a nice place for the photo shoots, which can make your day even brighter and more memorable. You will see many couples there who are taking pictures or groups of friends that enjoy nature, or solo travelers, who read a book under the tree and just enjoy their time in Tbilisi

Apart from Georgians, Tbilisi Botanical Garden became very popular among tourists. The most pleasant way to reach the botanical garden is using a zip-line that lets you get there just in seconds from the Narikala Fortress. It is one of the favorite activities of our visitors, as they can directly fly there. Starting with extreme, it is a nice contrast to appear in a calm place, where you can enjoy the sun and waterfall. You can also see the monument of Mother of Georgia from a totally different angle. 

Kartlis Deda
Kartlis Deda
Tbilissi, Géorgie
Narikala fortress
Narikala fortress
Tbilissi, Géorgie
Picture © Credits to Elena Odareeva
Picture © Credits to Elena Odareeva

While being in Georgia, do not miss Tbilisi Botanical Garden. It is the best place to relax and also to enjoy the city views. You will be in the heart of the busy city but near the nature at the same time. Pleasant and relaxing feelings will follow you everywhere during your time in our lovely country.  

Cover Picture © Credits to fotokon

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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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