Few cities in the world can say that they have botanical gardens as majestic and easily accessible as Batumi. The Batumi Botanical Garden lies just 9 kilometers north of the city, on the shores of the Black Sea. Home to thousands of plant species from all over the world, the beautiful garden is treat for the senses.
Rich variety of flora
You can see flora from nine phyto-geographic areas in this garden. Take a botanical tour of the world with plants and flowers from Asia, Australia, Himalayas, Mediterranean, Caucasian humid subtropics and more. Founded by Russian botanist Andrey Nikolayevich Krasnov, the beautiful garden covers over 108 hectares of land. On its opening day in 1912, this garden was among the largest botanical gardens in the former Soviet Union. The garden has been expanded multiple times since then. Today, it is also a principal institution for the study of Caucasian maritime subtropical cultures.
A spectacular sight
Spending a day here is a wonderful experience all year round but it is especially lovely during spring when the trees and bushes are in flower. Taking a stroll through the area is not only a walk through different floral zones, but also a treat for the senses with a wide variety of natural scents. The garden is a photography haven with its lush green backdrop and spectacular views from different vantage points. Capture the stunning beauty of the wide range of flowers with your camera or take in the sights of the of the Black Sea with its magnificent coastline.
The experience of a seeing the wide variety of plants and taking in the unique sights and smells doesn't require a long trek or a perilous journey. By car, the garden is only 15 minutes away, and 2 bus routes take you from the center of Batumi to the garden in approximately 30 minutes. Once inside the garden, you can choose to walk through the pathways or take the electric buses operating inside the garden. The garden is a popular stop on any visitor's trip to Batumi, and each year an average of 170,000 tourists make their way to this green haven.