About Sights – Batumi Botanical Garden

The Batumi Botanical Garden (Georgian: ბათუმის ბოტანიკური ბაღი) overlooks the Black Sea and is one the largest and richest botanical gardens in the world. Located 9km north of Batumi at Mtsvane Kontskhi (Green Cape) it contains thousands of beautiful species of plants.

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Created by the Russian botanist Andrey Nikolayevich Krasnov in the 1880s, the Garden officially opened on November 3, 1912 and recently celebrated its centenary.

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The Garden is beautiful all year round but especially so in spring when the trees and bushes are in flower.

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The Garden covers an area of 111 hectares and is divided into sections displaying flora from different parts of the world.

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Allow a half to a full day to see it all. An electric bus service is available (cost 3 GEL).

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How to get there? The Garden is situated at Mtsvane Kontskhi, Makhinjauri, Batumi. No. 150 and No. 31 buses operate between Batumi and the Botanical Garden (20-30 minute journey). The Garden is open from 08:00 to 21:00.

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How much does it cost? Adult ticket price 6 GEL. No charge for children under 10. Guided tour 30 GEL.

Batumi Botanical Garden. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism and Resorts of Ajara_7

Georgia About recommends a visit to the beautiful Batumi Botanical Garden!

All photos courtesy of the Batumi Botanical Garden.

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6 Responses to “About Sights – Batumi Botanical Garden”
  1. Beautiful pics!! Thanks for sharing!
    Greetings from Stockholm, sweden!

  2. Shary Hover says:

    Gorgeous! I particularly love your photos of the flowering trees. It’s not even fall here yet and I’m already looking forward to early spring blossoms.

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