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NIKITA BOTANICAL GARDENS (1812)
[ ] 20.07.2010, 16:07

Tour of the Botanical Garden laid out with beautiful terraces that follow the landscape to the sea. 7,000 species of trees and plants, with a rose garden of over 1,600 varieties.  Other curiosities include a 1,000 year old pistachio tree.
Sample a variety of locally grown fruits and taste several types of wine.The menu will include:
     -zizifus compote (stewed fruit),
     -feihoa compote,
     -green olives,
     -fig jam,
     -walnuts with honey, ginseng extract and Crimean herbs extract, almonds, and mineral water.
Wine:  White Muscat, Pino-gri, Kagor, Crimean Balsam (made with about 40 species of Crimean herbs)
 
This tour is specially tailored to suit the lovers of nature.  The Botanical Gardens of Nikita, known for its collection of trees, shrubs and an old arboretum. Laid out in 1812 by botanist Christian Steven, the Botanical Gardens is designed in a landscape style with picturesque terraces descending to the sea. Some 6-km from Yalta the gardens are a picturesque open-air museum, which comprises more than 18 thousand species of plants from Mediterranean countries, South East Asia, Africa and South America. The Botanical Gardens of Nikita is also a major scientific-research institute with production and experimental grounds. During your guided visit to the gardens you will walk along the cypress alley and pine groves, will see varieties of leave-bearing and coniferous trees, natives of Crimea and relics of world flora. Enjoy the cacti collection numbering about 15 hundred cacti and succulents and which is a special pride of the Gardens.
 
Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.25 mile over various surfaces, with numerous steps, inclines and long periods of standing. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.





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