Monday, May 29, 2017

Botanical Garden

Botanicheskiy Sad-institut UNTs RAN, ul. Mendeleeva, 195 кор.3, Ufa, Respublika Bashkortostan, Russia, 450080
The botanical garden and lemonarium have been on my list of places to visit ever since I went to the Forest Museum last April. We didn't make it to the lemonarium this time, but, after all this time, I finally managed to go to the botanical garden. I met Elizabeth and our friend, Lilia, and her daughter at 2 pm. The entire morning looked overcast, but when I checked the forecast it said a some rain for the hour before I left and warm temperatures. As luck would have it, it rained the ENTIRE time we were there, and I definitely was not dressed for it. Thankfully, I put my hair up in a pony tail (a last minute decision) and thought it would be a good idea to go back from my umbrella. Unfortunately, I didn't think to bring my jacket. It literally rained from when we got there until we left, and then as soon as Elizabeth and I started to walk to the bus stop it completely stopped. Oh, Mother Nature.
The grounds of the garden weren't as full as I'm used to seeing in other places, but it was still a nice walk around, which would have been nicer without the rain. Actually, don't trust that opinion though because, since it was raining, I don't think we walked every where we could have walked. We had a really long winter here, so I'm glad that we went when we did because all the tulips were in bloom. Tulips are my favorite flowers, but I really hate that they don't last very long. There were other flowers and vegetables growing around us. There were about 20 different types of onions. I wish it hadn't been raining because I would have taken more pictures of the grounds. It was just really hard to hold an umbrella and a camera all while in a dress.
There is a building on the grounds that holds more tropical plants. It costs 100 rubles to get inside of the gardens, and we were unsure if we would have to pay an additional fee to get into it. Luckily, we didn't. My photos don't do the inside justice. It wasn't that unique, but I loved how the plants were growing through the rafters and up the walls. It was a nice break from the rain outside and gave me a chance to warm up. I even found 50 rubles (>$1) on the ground. I'll make sure not to spend it all in one place.
How to get to the botanical garden
95 Mendeleeva St., across from VDNKh-Expo Center

Hours of operation
Seasonal: May to October
9 am - 9 pm (last available entry at 8 pm)

Cost of entry (Tickets may be purchased at the entrance to the botanical garden. You must show your ticket before you enter the grounds)
Adults: 100 rubles*
Children 3-18: 50 rubles*
Children under 3: Free*

*Price includes an optional tour which we didn't not take. Tours of the greenhouses are an additional charge.

11 comments

  1. I love the fuzzy frayed tulips. Beautiful photos

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    1. Me too!! I thought they were so cute. I had never seen anything like it.

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  2. I love those succulents, oh my gosh! I don't know about you, but I live in fear of rain because of what it does to my hair, haha.

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    1. Yes! That's why I hate summer! My hair never looks good.

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  3. This post was such a good virtual escape, Jasilyn :) I want to make my apartment look like this botanical garden! (But our cat keeps trying to eat all the plants, ha.)

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    1. Darn, Кит! I know there are products you can spray on furniture to keep dogs from chewing them. I wonder if they have the same thing for cats and plants?

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    2. Your post motivated me to cut off all the lowest leaves so his little cat jaws can no longer reach them. ;) Let's see if that works.

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  4. Lovely photos! I think the fact that tulips don't last long are part of their charm. Definitely makes me appreciate spring more since I know it's so temporary!

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    1. That's a good point! Spring started late here, so I still see tulips all around the city. Only benefit of still wearing a winter coat in June!

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