E. Gareyev Botanical Garden

E. Gareyev Botanical Garden, Bishkek: Address, Phone Number, E. Gareyev Botanical Garden Reviews: 4/5

E. Gareyev Botanical Garden

E. Gareyev Botanical Garden
4
Tours and Tickets

4.0
16 reviews
Excellent
6
Very good
3
Average
5
Poor
1
Terrible
1

Ashish
10 contributions
Beautiful place
Jul 2018 • Friends
It is one of the most beautiful places in the city. The most suitable time to visit the garden is the autum and spring
Written December 1, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
Vegetation flourishing in benign neglect
Sep 2018 • Solo
The botanical garden is in two seperate areas. The new garden is on Akhunbayev street, between the Alamedin river and Shabdan Baatyr Street, in the southeast part of the city. The new garden is engaged in scientific studies and has a seed bank. I visited the old garden, which has an entrance on Gorky Street, south of the railroad line and east of Mir avenue. The new and old gardens are about 3.5 km apart (the new one is SE of old one). The old garden is a relic from the Soviet era. Despite a sad lack of maintenance, the plants seem to be flourishing. The garden was laid out in sections, each highlighting plants from an area of the world (e.g., Central America, Europe, Central Asia) with pathways and occasional formal flower beds. Since the end of the Soviet era, maintenance has been minimal. Paths are overgrown, plants have "invaded" other spaces, some plants have died, and there are occasional down trees. The current garden has more the look of a jungle than a botanical garden. Amid this floral profusion, wildlife abounds. I saw more species of birds here than on my walks around the rest of Bishkek. Some of the plant labels survive along the main paths; common names and details are in Kyrgyz cyrillic, while scientific names appear in the Latin alphabet. The old garden is a quiet place to stroll, jog, bicycle or watch wildlife. There are occasional benches and a picnic table is near the old caretaker's cottage in the center of the park. The entrance gate seems to be open during daylight hours; I was not able to find a public toilet nor water fountain in the old garden. There are more formal, better maintained gardens near Ala-Too square (e.g, Oak Park and Victory Square).
Written October 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JGDynamo
Canada2,159 contributions
Foliage
Aug 2017 • Friends
We visited the E. Gareyev Botanical Gardens in Bishkek last August 2017 when we were in the city working on a documentary series. It is a fairly wild “gardens” not primped and primed like so many others but it kind of works for the area, showcasing the hardiness of the strongest plants like the Kyg people who are strong and hardy but also beautiful and kind. Not an amazing place to visit but good for a stroll through to see the fragrant Oiolaire trees and some of the low lying raskovnik in certain places around the park. If there were more bins installed perhaps people would use them instead of throwing their garbage on the ground, it’s supposed to be a wild garden not a garbage dump.
Written July 1, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,458 contributions
For biology fans and quiet seekers
May 2018 • Solo
Between Gorki street and the old railway line, a nice green area in an enclosure. Always good to have a space with green trees and bushes in a crowded city. In this case many special plants with signs and Latin names of the species.
Do not expect a park. First and foremost, like the bigger gardens on Akhunbaeva, it is an area for scientific study. Ideal for peace and quietseekers.
Written May 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,458 contributions
Large green space excellent for running and walking
May 2018 • Solo
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and get into some physical action go to Botanicheskiye Sad. It is not a park, but a research area for botanists and biologists. So it is not allowed to picnic or even walk your dog here. It means it is really quiet, though the noise from far away traffic is never really absent.

The area is large and excellent for running. It is the only place (so far) I saw people from Bishkek running considerable distances. Mostly young Kyrgyz men. I did not see any women or older people running. Myself being the exception to the rule, but that is fine.

The entrance to the green area -I am hesitant to call it gardens- is on Akhunbaeva street (at the far eastern end 7 km from the center of town).
Written May 6, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

patz_boom
The Hague, The Netherlands160 contributions
Faded glory
Jul 2016 • Couples
I guess it was a nice in 1938 but by now there is not much left. The small part with greenhouse is nice if there is somebody to let you in. The big area where you pay for is actually a stretch of trees and nothing more.
Written July 6, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing