Botanical Garden

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The Central Botanical Garden named after Nikolai Tsitsin is a sprawling green expanse in the north of Moscow. Rare plants are planted, propagated and protected at Nikolai Tsitsin Botanical Garden, one of the largest arboreta in Europe. Rare plants are exhibited in greenhouses, but in some parts of the garden they grow densely outdoors, forming microclimatic zones of their own. Some plants are planted here for scientific purposes, and some for education. The Botanical Garden borders on the VDNKh and the Ostankino Park with its magnificent mansion. When you plan a visit here, you can take in those other landmarks, as well. Just remember that the Botanical Garden is not a recreation spot, which means you cannot walk everywhere, but have to use paved walkways only.