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Moscow Botanical Gardens

Search for rare flowers and exotic plants in these renowned gardens, which provide relaxing respite from the bustle of central Moscow.

Moscow Botanical Gardens, or the Russian Academy of Sciences' Main Botanical Gardens, is part of a proud Russian botanic tradition. Moscow itself has five botanical gardens and the whole country has more than 80 such gardens or similar institutions. Visit here, however, where you will see the country’s biggest and best-known gardens.

The gardens were first created in 1945, but this area of Moscow has a long history of botany. The Apothecaries’ Gardens nearby were founded in the 17th century in a bid to find cures for various ailments. Covering about 890 acres (360 hectares), these botanical gardens have long been a magnet for budding botanists. See the latest horticultural curiosities to arrive in the Russian capital.

Spend an hour or two exploring this fragrant oasis and be sure to visit the rose garden, a highlight for many visitors. With about 2,500 different types of rose, this garden is a visual feast. Try to spot the distinctive Bengali rose, noted for its green coloring.

Wander through the Japanese garden while you are here. Created by landscape architect Ken Nakajima and architect Adachi Takeo, it is a truly authentic experience. Imagine that you’ve been transported to Japan amid evocative pavilions and carefully executed features, such as a pagoda and gates made of bamboo. Admire the 100 different types of plant on display, including rhododendrons, sakura and maple mono, all from Hokkaido Island, Japan.

Head to the orangery to see additional exotic plants. Here, orchids and plants that eat living creatures thrive in the hothouse environment. In the garden’s greenhouse, discover species that are too delicate for the harsh Russian weather. If the weather is good, walk through the arboretum and look for curious squirrels scurrying up oak trees.

Reach Moscow Botanical Gardens via the Vladykino metro station. The gardens are open Wednesday through Sunday. While there is no entry fee for the garden itself, attractions such as the arboretum, orangery and Japanese Garden charge for entry. The Japanese Garden may close during the winter months.


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Botanicheskaya, 29/01, Moscow, MOW
     
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Moscow Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences, Moskvarium, and Ostankino TV Tower. Museum of Cosmonautics and State Historical Museum are also within 9 mi (15 km). Vladykino Station is 19 minutes by foot and Teletsentr Station is 24 minutes.

    Travel Inn Fonvizinskaya ¥1,546
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    Travel Inn Fonvizinskaya

    Bolshaya Marfinskaya st. 1, bldg. 2, Moscow
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Moscow Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences and Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. Moskvarium and Ostankino TV Tower are also within 2 mi (3 km). Teletsentr Station is 22 minutes by foot and Ulitsa Milashenkova Station is 22 minutes.

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      Hostel Tsiolkovsky on VDNKh

      Hostel Tsiolkovsky on VDNKh

      Prospekt Mira 119, Building 514, Moscow
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Moscow Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences and Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. Moskvarium and Worker and Kolkhoz Woman are also within 1 mi (2 km). Botanichesky Sad Station is 15 minutes by foot and Ulitsa Sergeya Eisensteina Station is 15 minutes.

        Altai
        Altai

        Altai

        Botanicheskaya Ulitsa, 41, Moscow, MOW
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Moscow Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. Moskvarium and Ostankino TV Tower are also within 3 mi (5 km). Vladykino Station is 7 minutes by foot and Moscow Okruzhnaya Station is 7 minutes.

          Botanic Garden
          Botanic Garden

          Botanic Garden

          4 Gostinichnaya ul., Moscow
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Moscow Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. Moskvarium and Ostankino TV Tower are also within 3 mi (5 km). Vladykino Station is 7 minutes by foot and Moscow Okruzhnaya Station is 9 minutes.

            Deluxe Suite With Living Room ¥3,665
            Deluxe Suite With Living Room

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            Moscow, Moskva
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Moscow Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. Moskvarium and Ostankino TV Tower are also within 3 mi (5 km). Moscow Okruzhnaya Station is 12 minutes by foot and Vladykino Station is 15 minutes.

              Moskvichka Sunrise ¥3,091
              Moskvichka Sunrise

              Moskvichka Sunrise

              Altufievskoe shosse, 2, Moscow
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Moscow Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. Moskvarium and Ostankino TV Tower are also within 3 mi (5 km). Vladykino Station is 15 minutes by foot and Petrovsko-Razumovskaya Station is 24 minutes.

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                Voskhod Hotel

                Voskhod Hotel

                Altufyevskoe Shosse 2, Moscow
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy and within 9 mi (15 km) of Bolshoi Theatre and Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Red Square and Expocentre are also within 12 mi (20 km). Vladykino Station is 14 minutes by foot and Moscow Okruzhnaya Station is 13 minutes.