Batumi Botanical Garden is located on an area of 112.5 hectares near the railway station Green Cape (in the village of Mtsvane-Kontshi). It was one of the largest botanical garden. It was founded by the Russian botanist and geographer Andrei Nikolaevich Krasnov in 1880. And was officially opened on November 3, 1912.
Floristic abundance of the garden is represented by its nine partitions. Those are East Asia, North America, New Zealand, South America, the Himalayas, Mexico, Australia, the Mediterranean and Transcaucasia humid subtropics of the. The garden collection consists of 2,037 pieces of tree species. Among them, 104 are of Caucasian origin, while the rest represents foreign flora.
There are 5 scientific departments in the garden: plant introductions, floriculture and ornamental horticulture, selection of subtropical plants, plant physiology and biochemistry, botany.
Batumi botanical garden has no analogues in the world; here coexist species of plants taken from completely different climatic and landscape zones. Strangely enough, both Canary date palms and Japanese cherry blossom are equally well established here. In the garden are thousands of varieties of plants of amazing beauty. The delight of visitors is caused by 1200 kinds of roses grown here.The botanical garden is also unique with a fact of collection of rare and endangered species of Georgian fruit and berry has been created here.
Impressive is the view of the sea, which opens before the eyes of the botanical garden visitor. Strong emotions are caused, too, by the view of the garden from the sea. There is no time of year when in this masterpiece of botanical creativity nothing blooms. Particularly charming it happens in late spring, summer and early autumn, when exotic plants alternately explode in colorful colors and envelop the incomparable scent of the entire Green Cape.
Batumi Botanical Garden is located at a distance of 9 kilometers from the city of Batumi.
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