"Lower Park" Nikita Things to Do Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey

Nikita Things to Do: 5 reviews and 23 photos

  Nikita - Lower Park in January
by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 
  • Nikita - Lower Park in January - Nikita
      Nikita - Lower Park in January
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Nikita - Lower Park in January - Nikita
      Nikita - Lower Park in January
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Nikita - Lower Park in January - Nikita
      Nikita - Lower Park in January
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Nikita - Lower Park in January - Nikita
      Nikita - Lower Park in January
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Nikita - Lower Park in January - Nikita
      Nikita - Lower Park in January
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 

In the Lower Park of the garden grows Californian oak (it cannot be met anywhere else in Russia and Ukraine). In Nikitsky garden there are also Allepian pine-tree, Numidian (Algerian) silver-tree, grass-leaved Californian oak and Arizonian cypress, Virginian juniper and the only specimen of "iron tree" (Persian parottiya) in Nikitsky garden. The tree reaches the height of 6 metres, has the crown of broad-oval leaves, which take pink-orange coloration in autumn.

The Lower Park is the oldest part of the garden. It was founded in the first half of the 19th century. Here, the olive-tree grove, laid more than 160 years ago, attracts visitors' attention. There are other heat-loving plants: fig-tree, medlar, and persimmon. The old trees of microcarpous (small-fruited) strawberry-tree (red strawberry-tree), entered in the International Red book, are the most interesting ones.

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  • Updated Apr 1, 2007
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