Duration: 3 hours
During this excursion you will get to know history of the city, see all popular pleasure resorts, such as theatres, museums, historical objects of culture, parks and public gardens. Then you will visit Arboretum. This is a unique museum botanical garden that represents florula of Caucasus and of many other countries of the world as well. You will be risen by a rope-way to the highest point of Arboretum and then descend from there by paths with a guide, you will be told about all exotic plants growing in the park and will see animals living in it.Arboretum or Dendrariy Park
This subtropical park was founded in 1892 by Sergey Khudenkov a publisher from St.Petersburg.
The park contains more than a thousand species of trees brought from all four continents. Some of the more exotic types are a candy tree, a fig tree, an iron tree, a soapberry tree, a strawberry tree, a sakma and a Magonia Billa.
The upper park is laid out in formal style and is centred around the residence of the founder, an Italianate villa which is undergoing long-term restoration. From the villa a series of avenues radiate, each flanked by a different type of tree. There are classical pavilions and fountains.
The lower park is reached by an underpass and is designed in the ‘English' style that is to say much more freely with lakes and a stream on which ducks and swans glide idly by. However, this ‘Englishness' is offset by the sculptures which are most definitely Russian, large, muscular and uncompromising.