Botanical garden in Sukhumi

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This is one of the oldest Botanical gardens of the Caucasus, founded in 1838. Surprisingly, the garden originally had a military purpose. It was founded at the initiative of the chief fortified black sea coastline of Lieutenant-General N. N. Rajewski to provide the soldiers with fresh vegetables, and in order to occupy their free time. At the end of the 18th century it was transferred from the military to civilian.

Today the Botanical garden tourists can visit for a fee. This is generally a good place where you can enjoy walking in the shade of the tropical trees and among exotic bushes and flowers, but the price, in our view, overstated. There are dirt paths, a few ponds with fish and turtles, benches for relaxation. The diversity of plant species is not very large, but perhaps stand the old tree – Lime Caucasian age more than 350 years, and the bamboo grove.

Ботанический сад, Сухум

Although the entrance fee is quite high, we can assume that these funds do not go to full garden maintenance. Here is not very clean, signs with the names of plants is not all of the exhibits, the variety of plants is not very large. Objectively, you can see all the same that grows freely on the streets of Abkhazia, for example in a garden in old Gagra (free). In addition, the Park is not very big.

🕐 Working time: from 08:00 to 18:00

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: adults – 250 rubles, children 7-12 years – 50 roubles, children till 7 years – free of charge. Parking fee – 100 rubles

🚶 How to get there: the Botanical garden is in the North of Sukhum street Gulia, 22 (Botanical garden on the map). The entrance is located on the corner of the intersection of Gulia and Prospekt Leona. From the centre and promenade is reachable on foot (to walk 15-20 minutes), can be reached by bus No. 1. For personal transport a few hundred meters from the entrance near the old railway station there is a conditional paid Parking is available at $ 100 with a car but you can drive a little away from the entrance to the garden on any of the streets, and to Park the car for free at one of the offices or stores.

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Alexander the Warrior July 29, 2019
Hello! Who like to arrive with a link to the border with Abkhazia and after. It is more profitable to take? And is it possible at Adler airport to purchase a SIM card for use in Abkhazia? Thanks in advance) ...
admin 30 July, 2019

No matter any of the two operators take, there is no difference. About airport can't tell always by car went. Only one note: immediately after crossing the border of the Russian SIM cards do not use, communications from America will cost, damn it. ...
Lelik.o77 4 August, 2019
Now stationed in Abkhazia under the New Athos, the village of Primorsko. Came here ( on their own, without a vehicle)to receive medical treatment. Crossed the border in 20 minutes, without personal inspection. 10 minutes of hydrogen sulfide, the source of healing mud. Highly recommend for joints and blood purification. What about respect, do not worry, here all have wifi. The SIM card put in airplane mode using 5 km after the border. The money is not removed... spoke calmly by telephone immediately after crossing the border( like a house). A lot of minibuses, the fare is cheap. Before Athos was 200 RUB., 1 hour 20 mins with a breeze. All Abkhazians are very friendly, always ready to help and give. If you do not stay in a hotel, very cheap. The private sector 350-500 RUB 2-bed room per day. You can negotiate with food. The food they serve is phenomenal! All a good journey. ...
aaaaal 6 August, 2019
Was in Abkhazia last year. Experience the best! the food is delicious, the people are friendly (contrary to rumors). And the sea...it's just a thrill. clean, unlike the dirty Anapa. Going to visit the country again this year. Many do not have time to look...
Mitya August 31, 2019
And I on the contrary came in. Last year went 40 thousand left there 3 weeks. I liked everything. It is clear that the service is not developed yet, but I try and it is captivating. ...
Chester September 8, 2019
Last year there 8 times dangled from Adler. To rent a house there was. Pros - sea, nature, sparsely populated, the nostalgia for the Soviet Union, the sights. Minus all the abandoned, bus, driving on the road dangerous, there are few shops, pretty boring. There was a bad incident in Sukhumi with local security forces in plain clothes, passed the house of Moscow, and I caught up with the car, it stopped me abses - took me for zakladka drugs:(, found a common language, even before the station was taken, on the transfer in Psou on this day, our border guards at the exit for no reason at all asked where I'm from (town of Abkhazia).
In my opinion the best location in Pitsunda, where Sands (fishery) and in Athens, they say there are still musra, but haven't been there yet. There are many stray dogs (lying crushed on the road and walk along the beaches), cows walk on the track, a lot of wine and chacha. Syringes on beaches. Turkish radio stations are audible. Breathe irregularly to Turkey. Echoes of war, all monuments and obelisks. Exotic still the same. But, in my opinion there mentally and spiritual people. And more freedom - there are no such restrictions in Russia, border crosses, as if a stone from his shoulders. Will go there again. For extreme relaxation. ...
Romantik November 20, 2019
Was in Abkhazia more than once. Although it was a long time ago. Me and the family arranged everything: sea, nature, air, attitude. I want to go back. ...
nausla 20 November, 2019
And judging by the old town square on your avatar, more like Prague.)) ...
Skyler 21 November, 2019

That's a hundred percent agree, I was there last time three years ago and apparently nothing has changed in that time. And greatly surprised the locals - had rented a house from private owners, so all the toilets and kitchen on the street, absolutely no comforts of home, but all in the hand of smartphones and all chatyatsya somewhere :lol: :lol: so amused by this fact :lol: ...
Swallow December 9, 2019
All I was thinking about Abkhazia, but after listening to friends - so you shouldn't go at all. As they say there are no special conditions, infrastructure, nothing. I do not know. At least in principle, we have in Sochi is not perfect everywhere, but it is still heart isn't in it yet. ...