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Taking up a considerable portion of the minsk's Chelyuskintsev Park and home to over 9,000 species of plants and trees, Minsk Botanical Garden is said to be one of the biggest in Europe. Its rich collection featurs over 10,000 plants from all over the world. Minsk Botanical Garden is not only a place for a quiet and pleasant pastime but also a respectable scientific establishment that plays one of the major roles in using resources and maintaining environmental safety.
A Tranquil Beautiful Day At Minsk Botanical Garden
The plants in the garden have been categorised into the geographical sectors from which they came into Belarus. Keeping that in mind, there are sections named after North America, Europe, Central Asia, Caucasus, Crimea, Australia etc. The garden has a one-of-a-kind exhibition in of citrus fruits like lemons, mandarins, grapefruit and oranges. The coniferous trees collection is also noteworthy. The garden occupies an area of 53 hectares.
Do not miss the flower exhibition on your Minsk Botanical Garden tour, which covered by the huge glass dome, where the special temperature and humidity conditions are preserved. There, you can enjoy more than 500 species of exotic plants. It feels like you are having a walk along the tropical rainforest, with bananas and agaves hanging over your head. Without leaving the exhibition, you can have some rest at the cozy café, which offers a wide variety of herbal teas. Although in winter most outside exhibitions are not so interesting, the tropical plants are in full blossom during winter time. .
Today the Botanical Garden offers an excursion to lemon greenhouse for your Minsk Botanical Garden tour. The exhibition of citrus fruit is the only of its kind in Belarus. The collection embraces 25 sorts of lemons, 5 sorts of mandarins, 4 sorts of grapefruit, and 3 sorts of oranges. In July and August, there are tours of the Pharmaceutical Garden with a focus on plants used in medicine. It sure is an interesting thing to do while you're at the Garden. You can learn anything you want to know about these plants and maybe taste them. Thematic events and fairs are also held at the the garden. These activities can be done after you purchase the Minsk Botanical Garden tickets and passes..
How to Get Tickets?
You can get Minsk Botanical Garden tickets and passes at the ticket booth when you arrive. Admission is free for kids under the age of 7. The working hours depend on the season, please check the park's official website for details.
How To Get Around?
Minsk Botanical Garden tour can be done by walking. The Garden is beautiful and nice to walk in. It is close to the metro station where you can visit other attractions nearby.
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Best Time to Visit
Minsk Botanical Garden tickets and passes can be purchased at any time of the year. You can visit the Botanical Garden anytime you want, it opens at 9am and closes at 7pm. The Botanical Garden is most beautiful during blossom seasons in spring and autumn.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, you can find everything you need to know about the Botanical Garden on this website. However, if you want to learn more about the plants it is advised to take a guided tour. You can book it in advance and it normally includes the Minsk Botanical Garden tickets and passes.
How To Get There?
Minsk Botanical Garden is located near Park Chelyuskinstev metro station, you can take the metro from the city center and stop here. It is just a few minutes walk from the Botanical Garden. You can also take the bus and stop at Centralny Rajon and walk for a few minutes.
The plants here attract various species of birds as well. Do not forget to keep an eye out for them. Please note that you are not allowed to pick the flowers or plants in the garden.