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A. V. Fomin Botanical Garden

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Address: Simona Petlyury St., 1, Kiev 01032, Ukraine
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+380 44 239 3190

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Tranquil and peaceful

Beautiful park, especially in spring and summer. Good place for a picnic and for fresh air. Take your dog for a walk. There is a small play area for young children.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kiev, Ukraine
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful park, especially in spring and summer. Good place for a picnic and for fresh air. Take your dog for a walk. There is a small play area for young children.

Thank willakriek
Bordon, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016

beautifull walk through these gardens on a warm saturday morning , enjoying the calm and listening to the birds.

Thank thelonetraveller1961
רמת גן
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

In all practicality this is a small forest with a bunch of squirrels and other small critters. You forget you're in the city, forget the traffic and noise of the city. It's very green, very peaceful. Could spend here an hour or more, up to you.

Thank Ave S
Chicago, Illinois
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273 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

First of all, there are two botanical gardens in Kyiv: this one, and the larger one in Pechersk. This one is much smaller and less organized - but the nicest aspect is that it's in the middle of City Center, and attracts more people. This garden is great for a stroll, but don't expect a lot of explanations or signage... More 

Thank Jsleos
Kiev, Ukraine
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63 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

It is a lot of flowers to see, wear comfortable shoes and you have to go there when flowers bloom otherwise many are still sleeping. Place is pretty clean, not many people when I went. You can have a picnic there or sit on a bench and relax. You can bring your own food and water and don't litter.

Thank Sweety555123
London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We had a nice walk .... but, it was a very tired & not well kept Botanical garden. There was some species of Trees on display, but not well marked or signposted.

Thank Rob G
Kiev, Ukraine
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177 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

It is National Taras Shevchenko University's Botanical Garden, which is located in a proximity to the main University building (red building) and a subway Universytet. The garden is situated in the centre of the city, it is one of the oldest botanical gardens in Ukraine. It has 22.5 hectares with 8,000 plant species, including 143 recorded in the Ukraine's Red... More 

Thank Nadiya K
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92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Escape here to idyllic setting in middle of one of Europe's largest cities. A few minutes here and you forget you're in center of Kiev. Air is fresh with wooded rolling hills. Absolute narural paradise within urban environment.

Thank Thomas G
Kiev, Ukraine
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35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

I spent many quiet days and evenings in this local paradise, watching seasons pass slowly by, and many beautiful sunsets...

1 Thank paultagney
Bath, United Kingdom
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601 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 753 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

These botanic gardens are excellent in springtime. Lots to see and lots to do means they are always very popular but are well worth a visit. Quite different to western gardens it means they are extremely interesting to visit. There are many restaurants and cafes nearby for refreshments.

2 Thank bathpair

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