National Botanical Garden of Georgia
Botanical Gardens are one of the best sights in the city of Tbilisi and are one of Georgia’s most important tourist attractions attracting a large number of tourists every year.
The garden occupies 161 hectares of land and is classified into 4,500 groups. There are also many restaurants, cafes and craft stores for visitors, you can record pleasant moments in Botanical Gardens.
Botanical Gardens were reopened in 1845 in order to reach the public, because before that, only the royal family had the right to use these gardens. These gardens are one of the top tourist attractions in Tbilisi.
The Botanical Garden is located in the center of Tbilisi, on the mountains of the foundations of Narikala Castle . There are two entrances in this garden, one on the top of Narikala Fortress, and one on the Abanotubani Abanutubani located right behind the Tbilisi mosque.
The history of the construction of this garden dates back more than three centuries, it was first described in 1671 by a French traveler named Jean Chardin, called the Royal Garden, and was named in the name of Seidabad Garden or Garden in 1625 . The botanical garden was rebuilt in the early 19th century and was officially recognized as the Botanical Garden of Tbilisi in 1845.
Between 1896 and 1904 the garden expanded to the west; between 1932 and 1958, the territory surrounding the former Brotherhood cemetery was included in the botanical garden, so that graves still appear in the garden.
Another magical place on the territory of the Botanical Garden, a magical waterfall and a bridge on top of it. Next to the garden, there is a tunnel in the area where the statue of a rock man was built.
In Tbilisi Botanical Garden, there are more than 3500 different plant types, cultivated locally and globally. Booths, shady alleys, several waterfalls and beautiful bridges around the garden have been created for visitors, making it an excellent hiking and cycling environment.
Among the main groups of tourists and visitors of the garden are those who are interested in flowers and plants. There are rare plants in this collection. Such historians have discovered that in the old Muslim cemetery, prominent figures from the Caucasus were buried, whose bodies were first in the garden.