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"Aptekarsky Ogorod" - an Oasis of Silence in the Heart of the Capital

The Botanical Garden of the Moscow State University "Aptekarsky Ogorod" was founded in Moscow by Peter the Great in 1706. The legend has it that the first Russian emperor himself planted spruce, fir and larch here, the latter of which is growing up to now. The garden was named Aptekarsky (apothecary) as originally it was planned to grow only medicinal plants here.

The present Aptekarsky Ogorod, which has preserved the XVIII century’s designing features, is a real oasis of silence and tranquility in the heart of the capital! A small park houses an arboretum, conifer and heath hills, a palm greenhouse and a tiny zoo with turtles and cats, which are considered to be descendants of the tsarist cats of Peter the Great era! Many trees of the garden are long-livers: 250-300 years old! In spring and summer, Muscovites come here to admire the unusual flower beds of the garden. The number of flowers here is truly amazing: tulips of incredible colors, bright daffodils, luxurious lilac shrubs, chamomile and hydrangeas! Shady alleys and benches "invite" to relax, and the picturesque pond, overgrown with duckweed, attracts to make beautiful photos. By the way, the Instagram of Aptekarsky Ogorod is the most popular in the world among botanical gardens. Aptekarsky Ogorod is surrounded by trendy restaurants and cafes, where you can taste pies, traditional Moscow salads and other delicate dishes. One of the establishments here is made specifically for children: with a playground and children's master classes.

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prt Mira 26, stroenie 1
129110, Moskva
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