Turns out there are at least two botanical gardens in Kiev. In today's article, I will write and provide photographs from Hryshko National Botanical Garden taken back in Summer 2017.

Apparently, we got here by a taxi from our hotel (Hotel Ukraine), and as far as I remember we got back to the city center by trolleybus. 

The M. M. Hryshko National Botanical Garden is located in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.

Cash desks at Kievs Botanical garden

Cash desks at Kievs Botanical garden

I don't remember exactly what was the price for entrance, but it was really cheap (compared to Western Europe)

The M. M. Gryshko National Botanical Garden is a botanical garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. It is namedafter the Soviet botanist Mykola Hryshko who was born in Poltava. Founded in 1936, the garden covers 1.3 km² (120 hectares) and contains 13,000 types of trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants from all over the world. It has many coniferous trees and honey locusts, and flowers such as peonies, roses, magnolias, and bushes including lilacs.

Flower carpet at Hryshko National Botanical Garden in Kiev

Flower carpet at Hryshko National Botanical Garden in Kiev

You don't have to go to the Netherlands Keukenhof's tulip gardens to see the beauty. 

The garden has hothouses, conservatories, greenhouses, and rosaries. It is the most popular amongst the residents, where one can see exotic plants, and attend flower exhibitions. The blooming lilacs at the end of spring are popular in the central garden.

Tropical house

Tropical house

Looks like some spaceship from the past has landed here, but in fact, there is a tropical house inside.

Tropical plants

Tropical plants

 The garden has a large collection of unique and rare tropical and subtropical plants that are represented in the greenhouse. The Botanical garden can impress with more than 350 species of orchids.

Chinese tea house located in the botanical garden

Chinese tea house located in the botanical garden

The territory of the garden is divided into floristic complexes, such as Ukrainian Carpathians, Plains of Ukraine, Crimea, Caucasus, Central Asia, Altai and Western Siberia, Far East. In every zone plants typical for the particular region can be found. Geography and landscape of each territory were recreated as well. 

View from the botanical garden

View from the botanical garden

The Vydubychi Monastery and Trinity Monastery of St. Jonas are located on the grounds of the botanical gardens.

Bench in the botanical garden

Bench in the botanical garden

One of the biggest botanical gardens I've visited so far. We spent here about 4-5 hours just walking. There are a few cafeterias inside the park territory. 

Location & Map
Ukraine
Coordinates: 50.415278 30.562500