Mayakovskogo St. 142
Price: 100 RUB
Working hours: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., closed on Saturday, Sunday
Situated on the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula, the Vladivostok botanical garden is the largest one in the Russian Far East and is reckoned among Promorsky Krai's capital's most visited sights. Here you can see Far Eastern flora's splendid variety for yourself and admire marvelous exotic plants.
Botanical garden, whose territory is mostly covered with well-preserved typical for Ussuri taiga natural unhomogeneous forest, was created in 1949. Strolling along ecological path that runs through the woods on the northern slope, one can easily gain an impression about composition and complex structure of Southern Primorye's mixed forests. 300-year-old cedars, mighty oaks, Amur linden and some 500 more species of unique Far Eastern flora are preserved here. Vladivostok botanical garden is the only place where you can see dinosaurs' contemporary - ginkgo biloba, relict from the Tertiary Period - Taxus cuspidata, and many species of juniper, pine, spruce, larch, fir and other conifers.
The botanical garden's remaining territory is occupied by unique collection of decorative floral plants. Over 3100 indoor and outdoor plants' species, shapes and kinds are gathered and successfully combined here. Vladivostok botanical garden's greenhouses host another 780 species and breeds of tropical and subtropical plants. The biggest in the Far East collections of chrysanthemums, irises, roses, tulips, daffodils, dahlias, lilacs and other ornamental plants are among them. Russia's richest magnolias collection featuring 17 kinds of Asian and North American origin is visitors' favourite.
In addition, garden's exhibitions and collections include about 120 rare and endangered plants, about 50 of which are entered in the Red Book. The botanical garden is also notable for a pond with golden fish and elegant bridge thrown across this pond.
The garden looks unbelievably beautiful in spring when everything blossoms and makes fragrance, admires with amazing riot of color and mind-boggling combination of aromas.