Botanical Garden in Batumi. A blooming delight.

Botanical Garden (Georgia, Batumi) – reviews

The Botanical Garden (Georgia, Batumi)

Planning a vacation in Batumi, we first of all decided to visit the local Botanical Garden, as one of the biggest attractions of the resort town. The reviews of visitors were mostly positive, so we expected a sea of flowers, many beautiful exotic.

The spring blooming garden.

Countless southern plants, all in bloom and fragrance, economy price, electric car service, the beauty of the sea views, a great place to hold a wedding ceremony

Happy Spring Festival to all the readers of this review! And my review will be about the Spring Botanical Park in Batumi, which we visited last spring, though in April. The time of year was the most opportune, the period of blossoming, the aromas of spring, the fragrances.

Asian jungle, Japanese garden or just a fairy tale forest.

Good day to the readers of the site Otzovik. Botanical Garden is located near Batumi, in the village Mtsvane Kontskhi, in the area of “Green Cape”. The garden is more than 100 years old, and it all started with Mikhail Dalfons not far from this cape.

Walk around the stunningly beautiful botanical garden, an ornament of Batumi.

Gorgeous views from the garden’s many observation decks. Beautiful and diverse collection of plants. Signs in Russian.

Hello! Today I want to tell you about my visit to Batumi Botanical Garden, which left a very bright and pleasant impression. Even though it’s called Batumi, technically it’s located outside the city, but to be more precise – a few kilometers away.

Delightful

My husband and I have long wanted to go to the sea, since we only went once long ago and to Cyprus. Here in the summer of 2016 we were able to go to the sea. Decided to go to Batumi, for various reasons, but in.

It is sad that there is no proper care.

Diverse vegetation, the garden is very large, there are electric cars, free WiFi throughout

We have been living in Batumi for over a year now, but we only got out to the botanical garden recently. Many of our friends and acquaintances said, “Be sure to visit the botanical garden, it’s incredibly beautiful!” We tuned in for the incredible beauty, and waited for the moment for.

Best botanical garden we’ve ever visited.

Hi everyone, my review of the botanical garden today is for a reason. Although there are a lot of reviews about it, but some I came across negative. And I do not really agree. I decided to add some new photos from the garden.

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The beauty of Batumi neighborhood.

I suggest you plunge into a world of fragrant greenery, stunning landscapes of the Georgian tropics – Botanical Garden in Batumi. A visit to the garden was part of the tour program, but the latter for some reason was adjusted, and we – the tourists were invited.

A large territory, but all of its successes and achievements are in the past.

Huge territory, rich history, vast collection of plants, the territory is divided into floristic departments of different regions of the planet, is kept in good condition, the Russian language is present on the self-made plates of plants.

The Russian language is banished from official signs, billboards and booklets, and even from the plaque on the monument to its founder, Krasnov.

Hi all. Today is my review of Batumi Botanical Garden. The trip took place in 2013, but I am writing this review only now. As I wrote in my previous reviews about the city of Batumi and its Seaside Boulevard.

A wonderful place surrounded by nature.

Good day dear readers. Today I will leave my review about the Botanical Garden of Batumi, which is located in Georgia. There is no need to book or buy tickets in advance. This is done on the spot, before entering the grounds, which are enclosed by small rooms and.

Beautiful views of Batumi.

In May 2018 we were lucky enough to vacation in the beautiful city of Batumi. Alas, the spring was not particularly hot and the sea was very cold for swimming. We had to find other ways to spend time to recharge our emotions and rest from.

The whole photo-zone!

If you plan to visit the place, prepare for the fact that you have to walk a lot, and not a lot, of course if you want to look at carefully / take pictures / take pictures, botanical gardens of gigantic proportions. If you don’t really feel like it.

A shady beautiful place.

The Botanical Garden on the outskirts of Batumi is a place that was a pleasure to visit. I tell you the details. You can get there by any transport that goes in the direction of the railway station, but one of the buses (¹ 31, cost 1 lari) goes directly to the garden.

Huge park garden!

In September 2018, we visited the botanical garden, which is located near Batumi. A little preface – on the day the self-guided tour was planned, it was gloomy in the morning, with rain dripping at times. And we thought -.

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A nice place to walk.

The only place in Batumi, worthy of a detailed description, in my opinion, is the Botanical Garden. You can get to it by bus 31, which will take you right to the entrance, or by cab. There are two entrances in total, and if you take a taxi you can get there.

And yet it is very beautiful there.

Probably it would be wrong to be in Batumi and not visit the famous Botanical Garden? So one free day caught a cab and asked to take us to this local wonder, which has been known since the times.

A good place to rest, not far from Batumi.

We were in Batumi for a few days, so there was a desire to visit the local botanical garden, the more it was famous for its beauty. We took a local minibus to Batumi and in 10 minutes we got to the main entrance. The adult ticket is expensive(considering.

The place is incredibly beautiful!

Last year we managed to get to Batumi by our own car (two families with two children each). It was my idea to visit the botanical garden (I love to see something new). Even everyone had the courage to visit.

Definitely worth a visit!

The botanical garden is really huge (it is considered the largest among the post-Soviet countries). On the territory coexist representatives of different species of trees, shrubs and herbs. The garden is situated 15 minutes drive from Batumi, and there is no other way to get there except by car.

Worth a visit!

Have been to this botanical garden 3 times already. Each time it gets better and better. There are new areas for rest. And at different times of the year the garden is beautiful in its own way. It is best to visit it in the beginning.

Botanical Garden of Batumi – from snail to sequoia

Batumi Botanical Garden

Just for the sake of this park by the sea alone it is worth to come to Georgia! We will tell you about our experiences and discoveries at the Batumi Botanical Garden. Find out how to get there, whether you can swim and how much the tickets cost.

My husband and I have traveled to different countries and have seen the real wonders of garden art in Europe and Asia, so at first we did not expect anything special from the Botanical Garden of Batumi. The wonders began as soon as we got off the bus. It was 200 m to the entrance and we were walking and couldn’t get enough of it.

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Thanks to the sea breezes and proximity to the mountains, the air in Batumi is clean enough, but on the Green Cape, where the botanical garden is located, the air is just magical. The smell of fresh grass is mixed with the aroma of pine and flowers. You breathe in with your whole chest, close your eyes and feel happy!

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Azalea in Batumi Botanical Garden.

The territory of Batumi Botanical Garden is large, hilly, you can’t go around in a day. If you come here for the first time, stick to the Main Road signs. Across the park are fairly wide asphalt paths, on which from time to time pass electric cars with tourists. The side paths and stairs are narrower, steeper, and sometimes overgrown.

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The old staircase in the garden.

We liked that Batumi Botanical Garden has information boards about each part of the park and signs on the trees and shrubs in Latin, English, Georgian and Russian. And if you want to look into the distance – use binoculars!

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Binoculars for tourists.

Each corner of Batumi Botanical Garden has plants from a certain part of the world. From North America you can easily get to Australia and New Zealand, and from there to East Asia, the Himalayas, and the Mediterranean.

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The lantern maple.

It’s only 9 km to Batumi, so the slopes here and there are beautiful views of the port part of the city and the bay.

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A view of Batumi from the Botanical Garden.

We saw so many new plants that we felt like real botanical nerds. In the Botanical Garden of Batumi, my dream to touch a sequoia came true! Of course, such giant trees do not grow on the shores of the Black Sea as in North America, but the Georgian sequoias are impressive. We counted a dozen trees between 100 and 150 years old.

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Sequoia.

A special feature of the Botanical Garden in Batumi is the Black Sea. Walking along the paths, you will constantly hear the sound of the surf and you can admire the shore from the viewing platforms.

It is convenient to swim at the “Green Cape” beach to the south of the garden and at the beach, which is located at the northern end of the park, near Chakvi. There is also a small secluded beach in the center of the park, but you have to walk down a steep path to it! We didn’t risk it.

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Black sea near Botanical garden.

The history of the Botanical Garden began in 1881. Many people participated in the creation of luxurious plantations – patrons, experienced gardeners, biologists and students. Several old buildings and greenhouses have been preserved on the grounds. The house of the geographer and traveler Pavel Tatarnikov, which was built at the beginning of the last century, looks the best. Now the two-story mansion is occupied by the garden administration.

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Tatarnikov’s house.

Georgians are religious people, so there is a cross in honor of Andrew the First Called in the Botanical Garden. Nearby is a tiny wooden house, where the head of the Georgian Orthodox Church – Elijah II stayed. We learned about it when we read the text on a small plaque. The small house resembles an unsightly dacha, without any conveniences. I guess the Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia didn’t care where to live in the Garden of Eden!

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A cross in honor of St. Andrew.

There are plenty of animals and birds in the Botanical Garden, but they try to stay away from tourists. Once a swift weasel crossed the road in front of us, and in the dense grass of a ravine we spotted a black snake. Park rangers say that sometimes deer come into the park from the mountains.

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Snail.

If you like birdwatching, take a side path and get away from the main path. The birds are more quiet and trusting in the thicket of the woods. We saw thrushes, goldfinches, redstarts, blue tits, hoopoes, and wagtails in the treetops and on paths.

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Brown-crowned Crane.

There are goldfish in the small ponds of the mirrored Japanese Garden, and beautiful lizards basking on sunny glades and rocks.

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Lizard.

We suggest checking out the stylishly landscaped grounds near the New Zealand section. Here, beautiful frogs sit dignified on nymph leaves in a small pond.

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Princess Frog.

The Botanical Garden has several places where bamboo grows, and there is a large collection of different species of bamboo from China. Walking through the exotic bamboo forest is very pleasant! The narrow leaves create lots of shade and gently rustle in the wind.

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Bamboo Forest.

It was amazing to see different cones and fruits on the branches. Some of them are inedible – like the berry yew.

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Berry yew.

To the joy of tourists, on the slopes grows a lot of tasty and useful fruits and berries. From early summer to late autumn you can enjoy kiwis, hazelnuts, blackberries, tangerines, figs, tkemali, apples, persimmons and pears. There are no fences or forbidding signs in Batumi Botanical Garden. Pick whatever you like and taste Georgia!

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Kiwis.

Be sure to check out the local rose garden! The elderly gardener Mikhail will take you through his fragrant plantation and show you the rarest kinds of roses. The kind Georgian treated us to sweet slices of the candy tree.

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Rose Plantation.

Near the main path in several places a unique plant is planted especially for tourists. Do not miss the green inconspicuous miracle! Mimosa bashful – the most delicate inhabitant of Batumi Botanical Garden. It feels the touch of your hand. Touch the leaves and they instantly curl up.

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Mimosa bashful.

Tips

  • To make it easier to navigate, download a map of the Batumi Botanical Garden to your smartphone or pick up a color chart at the entrance.
  • There’s nowhere to buy water or food on the grounds. Take everything you need for a snack with you.
  • It is more comfortable to walk around the garden in athletic shoes.
  • After rain, small paths and old stairs become slippery. Be careful!

Useful information for tourists

Entrance to the Botanical Garden costs 8 GEL for Georgians and 15 GEL for foreigners. Several times a year, for example on New Year’s Eve and Independence Day, visitors are admitted for free. If you are planning to visit the Botanical Garden of Batumi several times, it is advisable to buy a monthly pass: for one person – 30 GEL, for two – 50 GEL, for three – 60 GEL.

Staying overnight with a tent is not a problem. For bivouacs in Batumi Botanical Garden there is a picturesque place near a stream with good drinking water, a stone oven for cooking and a spacious gazebo in case it rains. Overnight accommodation for Georgian citizens costs 15 GEL, and 20 GEL for foreigners.

If you don’t like to walk for a long time, travel around the Botanical Garden in an electric car. The trip costs 5 GEL.

Learn about free days, exhibitions and plant collections on the official website of the Batumi Botanical Garden.

How to get there . From Batumi to the Botanical Garden – 9 km. From the city to the south entrance is convenient to get by bus number 31 or bus number 10. There is no public transport to the northern entrance. To get to the north entrance, take bus 40 to Chakvi, get off at the Botanical Garden. From there you will have to walk 1.1 km to the north entrance.

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