The Pharmaceutical Garden is located near the Garden Ring next to the Prospekt Mira metro station.
I have long wanted to visit here, looking at the photos taken in early spring, when nothing blooms here yet.
The entrance ticket costs 300 rubles, on weekdays.
I had a lot of time, so I decided to go around all the intricately curved paths of the garden.
I started my detour on the right side, where a large number of wild-growing orchids of Russia are represented - a lady's slipper, an orchid and many others. Passed several types of magnolias in bloom.
Then I went to the heather hill, where many rhododendrons of different colors were blooming.
Then my attention was attracted by bright colored spots in the distance. To my surprise, there were colorful beds of tulips here. They have not yet faded, although it was already the beginning of June.
Some of the flower gardens reminded me a lot of the Dutch tulip park Keukenhof. Of course, the area and the number of tulips are not comparable, but at least they tried to reproduce something similar here.
Ducks with ducklings and elegant fire studs swam in the pond. A variety of lilacs bloomed nearby, including the famous «Beauty of Moscow», as well as other beautifully flowering bushes of all colors and shapes.
It began to rain and I went to the palm greenhouse. Here is the oldest collection of tropical plants in Russia. Humid, warm, palm trees, hanging vines, all this reminded me of the tropical forests of those countries where I managed to visit.
I really liked the exposition with carnivorous plants. It is small in area, but very high-tech.
In a small swamp, replenished with osmosis water, you can see a wide variety of insectivorous plants - sundews, venus flytraps, butterworts and others. All this is wrapped in a mist of distilled water. Looking at all this, I understood why the sundew, which we bought with our youngest son, died so quickly.
In the next room there is an exhibition of collectible rhododendrons, on the second floor there is a large number of a wide variety of cacti and other succulents.
Another greenhouse was completely shrouded in mist. Japanese koi carps swam in the pond, a wide variety of exotic plants grew.
In total, I spent more than 2 hours here and did not want to leave at all.
Definitely worth a visit!