Botanical Garden

Evgeniy Morozov/

The Koenigsberg municipal horticultural ground, the home of today’s Botanical Garden, was founded in 1904 by university professor Paul Keber, who became its first director. The purpose of the horticultural ground was to spread the knowledge of plants among schoolchildren, students and amateur gardeners. It also supplied seedlings for planting around the city. The Paul Keber Boulder monument has survived despite the devastation caused to the garden by the Second World War. The Botanical Garden is now an affiliate of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University. It boasts an extensive collection of plants from every part of the world. The originally landscaped Botanical Garden is an excellent destination for walking tours, especially in the spring, when dozens of trees and shrubs can be seen in bloom simultaneously.