"Lower Park" Nikita Things to Do Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey
Nikita Things to Do: 5 reviews and 23 photos
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.