Arboretum Park, Sochi

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A dense forest in the middle of a modern city, Arboretum Park boasts a vast collection of native and exotic plants. Originally established as a private garden on the country's picturesque Black Sea coast, this 12 hectare (30 acre) park now protects almost 2,000 species of trees and bushes, brought from virtually every corner of the world. Considered one of the most diverse botanical gardens in the country, the park offers visitors a chance to discover the world's varied natural habitats without ever leaving Russia. Be sure to take the cable car to the top of the garden's hill, offering panoramic views of the sea and the Caucasus Mountains. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Sochi holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Arboretum Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The old botanical park consists of an upper and lower park, connected by an underground passage. You can buy a ticket either to both sides for 350 rubles, or only to the small lower one. The upper...  more »
  • Costs 250 rubles. To me the park doesn't justify the cost, especially considering how much natural beauty there is just outside the city (much of it also accessible by marshrutka or taxi) that is...  more »
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  • Beautiful place! Roses, mimosa blossoms, parrots sing. Everything is just buried in greenery! You can climb to the highest point using the cable car (500 rubles), but we went on foot and did not regret it, the view is incredible! The park in January is ideal for walking, not hot, blooming, not many people. We will definitely come back, in the summer, I want to see it in all its glory.
  • The Arboretum Park is one of the most iconic places in the city of Sochi. One of the largest and oldest parks in Russia. A sea of ​​exotic plants. Here, in special enclosures, parrots live, ostriches and peacocks walk. A small creek has swans and nutria. But, at not a small cost, an entrance ticket and a funicular, the state of the park, in some places, is sad. Many trees are unkempt and dry. It is strange that the Arboretum is in such a state.
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