M.M. Gryshko National Botanical Garden

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Coordinates: 50°24′55″N 30°33′45″E / 50.41528°N 30.56250°E / 50.41528; 30.56250
M.M. Hryshko National Botanical Garden (Національний ботанічний сад ім. М.М. Гришка)
Botanical garden
Kiev BotanicalGardens lilacs.jpg
Lilacs at the M.M. Gryshko National Botanical Garden
Country  Ukraine
Raion Pechersk
District Bous Hill (Zvirynets)
Municipality  Kiev
Landmarks Vydubychi Monastery, Trinity Monastery of St. Jonas
Coordinates 50°24′55″N 30°33′45″E / 50.41528°N 30.56250°E / 50.41528; 30.56250
IUCN category IVa
Layout of the botanical garden
Website: http://www.nbg.kiev.ua/en/

The M. M. Hryshko National Botanical Garden (Ukrainian: Національний ботанічний сад ім. М.М. Гришка, Natsionalnyi botanichnyi sad im. M.M.Hryshka; Russian: Национальный ботанический сад им. Н.Н. Гришко, Natsionalnyi botanicheskiy sad im. N.N.Grishko) is located in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.

The M. M. Gryshko National Botanical Garden is a botanical garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. It is named after the Soviet botanist Mykola Hryshko who was born in Poltava. Founded in 1936, the garden covers 1.3 km² (120 hectares) and contains 13,000 types of trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants from all over the world. It has many coniferous trees and honey locusts, and flowers such as peonies, roses, magnolias, and bushes including lilacs. The garden has hothouses, conservatories, greenhouses and rosaries. It is the most popular amongst the residents, where one can see exotic plants, and attend flower exhibitions. The blooming lilacs at the end of spring are popular in the central garden.

The Vydubychi Monastery and Trinity Monastery of St. Jonas are located on the grounds of the botanical gardens.

One of many things to see in the garden is its collection of lilacs and magnolias. Blossom of these plants attracts people from all over Ukraine to visit the garden. In the garden you can find 21 different kinds of lilac and there are only 28 kinds of it in the world. The territory of the garden is divided into floristic complexes, such as Ukrainian Carpathians, Plains of Ukraine, Crimea, Caucasus, Central Asia, Altai and Western Siberia, Far East. In every zone plants typical for particular region can be found. Geography and landscape of each territory were recreated as well. Also the garden has large collection of unique and rare tropical and subtropical plants that are represented in the greenhouse. The Botanical garden can impress with more than 350 species of orchids.

The working hours for the botanical garden are as follows: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. from May till August 8:00 a.m. and till dusk in period from September till April The greenhouse within the Botanical garden works everyday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., except Monday and Tuesday which are non-workdays. The entry ticket price is 10 grivnas per adult and 5 grivnas per child.

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