Grishko Botanical Garden

The National Botanical Garden named after Nikolai Grishko of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was founded in 1935 and is part of the natural reserve fund of our country, is an object of comprehensive protection, and belongs to lands of natural, historical and cultural significance, which are protected as a national treasure of the state. One of the main tasks of the botanical garden is to conduct research in the field of nature conservation, create a base for preserving the gene pool of plants and all biological diversity, as well as educational activities on issues of ecology and use of plants.

What does the Grishko Botanical Garden consist of?

Main square, ground floor, memorial corner of N. N. Grishko
Liana garden
“Rare plants of the flora of Ukraine”
“Middle Asia”
“Far East”
Fruit orchards
“Oakwood oak grove”
“Steppes of Ukraine”
“Altai and Western Siberia”
“Hornbeam oak grove”
“Beech oak grove”
magnolia garden
Greenhouses (exhibitions of the Center for Ecological Culture)
Ioninsky Monastery
Collection of maples
Legumes collection
Walnut collection
Coniferous collection
Rose garden
Birch collection
Collection of herbaceous perennials (agricultural, medicinal, spicy and aromatic crops)
Zverinetsky Caves

In terms of the diversity of collections of living plants, the scale of the territory, and the level of scientific research, the Grishko Botanical Garden occupies one of the leading places among the largest botanical gardens in Europe. The botanical garden includes 8 scientific departments; The unique collection fund of the Grishko National Botanical Garden includes more than 14,000 taxa belonging to 220 families and 1,347 genera.

This is interesting!

1. On the territory of the Grishko Botanical Garden there is the main temple, bell tower and cell buildings of the Ionin Monastery, founded at the end of the 19th century.
2. During the occupation of Kyiv by Germany, most of the botanical garden collections were lost.
3. Vydubitsky Monastery is actually located on the territory of this botanical garden.

Where is the Grishko Botanical Garden?

Timiryazevskaya street, 1
May-August from 08:30 to 21:00
September-April from 08:00 until dusk
greenhouse complex from 10:00 to 16:00, Sat and Sun from 11:00 to 17:00 (closed – Mon, Tue)