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A. V. Fomin Botanical Garden
Ranked #41 of 520 things to do in Kiev
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

since i live in a suburb of Kyiv, i visit some of the places in the city more then several times a month while having not seen other places for years. it's a nice and tourist-friendly city, though. I encourage everyone to go to Kyiv and to Ukraine in general.

Thank Nickolai M
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

This is far from being an attraction and has nothing in touch with any botanical gardens we have ever seen. Main entrance located exactly behind universitet metro station. A winding path with wild uncultured growth of trees ,like walking through the forest .,no signs and no maintenance , just wild bush.Also 2 glass structures that are closed to the public.

Thank dave294458
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Kyiv's Botanical Gardens, within 15 minutes of the center, offer the variety of flora and fauna you'd expect from a botanical garden. This one isn't as manicured or professionally designed as many European gardens, but it still has a lot to offer. There are plenty of meandering paths, some great views, and some beatiful horticultural specimens to enjoy.

The gardens attract a broad cross-section of Kyiv residents, but seldom large crowds (outside of a few annual events). Take your time and enjoy this urban oasis.

Thank ExpatUA
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

There are four botanic gardens in Kiev (2 of them are less known than 2 other), and this one is more a park than a botanic garden. Yes, it has scientific territories with limited access and an orangery accessible a couple times a week, but the rest of territory is a park with free access across a year, except time when magnolias are in bloom - usually at April. With about of ten varieties of magnolia it takes about 2-3 weeks. At this period entry fees are taken.
No services inside except WC and a playground for children, but you can buy some food/drinks/icecream near the entry aside University metro station. Wheelchairs accessible via side or bottom entries.

Thank Dmytro F
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

An informal botanical garder set up as a functional part of a major city. Locals stroll through here in the course of their daily activities. Squirrels are abundant, is you take some walnuts and hit the shells together they will come out to take them from your hand.

Thank terminalvelocity
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