Show Your World – Nikitsky Botanical Garden

Welcome to Show Your World blog event!

Important notice:

– the day of the Show Your World event is now changed from Saturday to Friday. I can see from my stats that I always have a smaller number of visitors over weekends, so I recon Fridays can be more suitable for this event;
– there’s now no word limit as some of the participants felt like they couldn’t fit all they wanted to tell about a certain place into 300 words limit, so go wild – nothing stopping you anymore :)

Main guidelines:

– tell us about an interesting place – it can be somewhere in your home country or a destination that you visited
– instead of just giving us facts about this location, use your words to show it to us as well – the way it looks, sounds, smells, conveying its atmosphere

Show Your World is a monthly event! I will publish my own story every 1st Friday of a month and everybody’s welcome to either place a ping back to this post or share your link in a comment below. I would collect these links and post a round up on the 3rd Friday of a month (it’s 15th of May this time), sharing all the links and short descriptions of submitted stories. I will also share the links and images on my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Please, let me know your social network names, if you want me to tag you.

Make sure that you add ShowYourWorld tag to your entries, so that others can easily find you.

You can use this badge on your blog or on the post, which you submit:

ShowYourWorld

I’ve already written for this blog event about one of my most favourite places in Crimea (you can have a look here) and today I decided to take you to this part of the world again. As this land is now a disputed territory, after being annexed by Russia, I’m not sure whether many of you would venture out there any time soon, so I might as well show you all its beauty at least on my blog.

Nikitsky Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens, founded in 1812 by the shores of the Black Sea. This location is actually the third one the founders tried, the previous two were found not suitable enough for some of the exotic plants and the current place happened to be just perfect, wrapped by the mountains protecting the garden from northern winds, with just enough sunshine and rainfall. Nowadays, contains more than 50,000 specimens of various plants.

All those facts are impressive, of course, but you don’t even have to know them, when you get there – just the views of the sea and mountains, the walkways lined by giant trees and fragrant flowers, old statues and buildings remaining from the time this land was governed by Russian Emperors – no matter how often you go there, you always feel the urge to go back.

It’s always nice to plan your visit in accordance with seasonal exhibitions they have, different months showcase different flowers in bloom, making your experience even more interesting. For example, here’s an array of tulips grown in Nikitsky Botanical Garden every April. Some of the sorts were selected and introduced by the local specialists.

Crimea is such a wonderful place that has so much on offer – mountains, plains, rivers, waterfalls, salt lakes and, of course, the sea. Once the situation with its status becomes a bit more certain, I do hope that some of you might put it on your list of places to see!

37 comments

  1. (I inserted a ping back to my post scheduled in a few hours. Will also add it here once it’s online :) Thanks again for this great blog event!

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