Botanical Garden of Moscow State University in winter: what to see, how much it costs and my impressions

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I don't like winter. Or rather, not winter itself, but the last two months of the year, November and December, because of the eternal darkness, dirt and dullness. This year, winter made an exception and gave us a wonderful December without thaws, with fluffy snow and even a few sunny days. But all the same, I really want spring to come soon. To take a break from the annoying winter, I went to the Botanical Garden of Moscow State University, which is often called simply «Pharmaceutical Garden». It is located in the center of Moscow, next to the Prospekt Mira metro station, and is a small natural oasis among tall stone houses advancing on it. Botanical Garden of Moscow State University in winter: what to see, how much it costs and my impressionsThe Botanical Garden of Moscow State University traces its history back to 1706, when, by decree of Peter I, the Apothecary Garden was founded to grow and study the properties of medicinal plants. The Palm Greenhouse was built in 1891. The oldest of the palm trees is already 120 years old and has almost grown to the glass roof of the greenhouse. GreenhouseOrangeryIn summer it is pleasant to walk around the well-groomed territory of the garden, admire outlandish plants and flowers. Well, in winter, only a huge greenhouse is of interest, where various tropical plants grow and sometimes thematic exhibitions are held. Botanical Garden of Moscow State University in winter: what to see, how much it costs and my impressions1. The greenhouse itself is wonderful, this is the kingdom of eternal summer, where heat-loving plants from different parts of the Earth are collected. Tall palm trees, creepers, ficuses and bananas, exotic shrubs entwining them, occupy the entire central part of the greenhouse, and a picturesque path runs around them. Under tall plants, beautifully flowering plants are displayed in pots. Moscow State University Botanical Garden in winter: what to see, how much it costs and my impressions2. On a weekday morning, there are almost no visitors in the greenhouse, so no one bothers to walk and look at everything that interests you. MSU Botanical Garden in winter: what to see, how much it costs and my impressions 3. I liked a small picturesque pond surrounded by tropical plants MSU Botanical Garden in winter: what to see how much it costs and my impressions and the original warning sign. Moscow State University Botanical Garden in winter: what to see, how much it costs and my impressions4. There is a very spacious and beautifully decorated food court in the basement. Moscow State University Botanical Garden in winter: what to see, how much it costs and my impressions The tables are framed by plants. Moscow State University Botanical Garden in winter: what to see, how much it costs and my impressionsWhat I didn’t like:< /b>1. Under the permanent inhabitants of the greenhouse there are nameplates, but there are no names of orchids at all. Botanical Garden of Moscow State University in winter: what to see, how much it costs and my impressions But this is an exhibition, people come to see orchids and, of course, I would like to know by name at least those who liked the most . I ask readers to help. If you know the names of orchids in the photos below, please write in the comments.Today is January 13th, and ZEN is still full of Christmas trees and festive illuminations. And how you already want to hurry up the spring, so that from the gray-white cold today you will be transported to a bright and warm tomorrow. You can warm up a bit from the winter cold and saturate your eyes with the multicolored magnificent orchids in the Aptekarskom Garden, on Prospekt Mira in Moscow, where an exhibition of these incredible … January 132. Plants are heat -loving and, of course, favorable conditions are created for them. The greenhouse is hot and very humid. But there is no cloakroom for visitors. Walking in warm winter clothes is not at all comfortable, especially since it takes more than five minutes. I wandered among the plants for about an hour. Moscow State University Botanical Garden in winter: what to see, how much it costs and my impressions3. On the second floor of the greenhouse there is a department of cacti and succulents. Botanical Garden of Moscow State University in winter: what to see, how much it costs and my impressions There are a lot of interesting plants there and I would very much like to take a closer look at them, but the only path for visitors does not allow this. Botanical Garden of Moscow State University in winter: what to see, how much it costs and my impressionsNow about the cost of visiting.A ticket to the Aptekarsky Garden costs 400 rubles on weekends and 300 rubles on weekdays. A reduced ticket for pensioners, students and schoolchildren costs 250 rubles on weekends and 200 rubles on weekdays. Children under 7 years old do not need a ticket. Moscow State University Botanical Garden in winter: what to see, how much it costs and my impressions This ticket allows you to walk around the open area of​​the garden, visit the palm greenhouse with an exhibition of orchids, the department of cacti and succulents. In addition, you can see a dozen small aquariums with fish. There is a butterfly exhibition in the same room, but you have to pay another 200 rubles for it, there are no benefits. At the entrance to the greenhouse, everyone is checked for the presence of a magic square. I suggest watching a short video shot in the greenhouse.Thank you for reading to the end. I would be grateful for your comments, likes and subscription to the channel.#travel #nature #orchids #plants #botanical garden You can see my other publications about Moscow here: #moscow mb

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