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“Interesting, but not very botanical experience”
Review of Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens
Ranked #8 of 220 things to do in Kharkiv
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

We decided to visit this park (metro Botanicheskiy Sad/ Botanical Garden) based on other reviews. To our surprise we didn't find this place as traditional Botanical Garden. Most locals (unless they live in this area) does not know about existence of Botanical Garden in Karkov and does not consider this park as a Botanical Garden. I also don't understand why other reviewers mentioned tickets. The entrance is free, and it's mostly a local park where at the summer time people of all ages were spending their evening. What is really highlights this park is a natural cold water spring, where people were filling canisters with drinking water. It also has a small pool in the form of cross right across the Wooden Church on the hill (at the time of out visit it was under renovation). I guess that pool used for church baptisms, but at other time during the summer people just using it to cool off. Hiking trails were looking deserted (and kind of scary), so we didn't dare to hike there. In my opinion, unless you are in the area, it does not worth a special visit. But if you want to experience local (not touristy) life - go for it!

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Well worth the visit to see all plants.
The ticket price was so cheap and the show was so great. A must see if you are ever in Kharkiv.

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

well kept nice easy walking close to City centre, loved the peace and tranquility safe great atmosphere in the Summer evenings

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

A real different experience. We saw locals ''doing their own thing''
This park has undergone major renovation and is a very interesting place to see.
There is a natural cold water spring , where people swim everyday of the year.
The Wooden Church is well worth a walk up the hill to . Remember to cover your head with a scarf.

1  Thank LudaGG
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Nature, the source. Everything is very well-groomed. In good weather there are a lot of people, but you can retire in trails. Bring bottel to take some water with you

Thank kshatrini
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