Today, I’d like to share my photo story from the Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, which in the year of 2012 celebrated its 80th anniversary. Located in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, the garden is home to about 9,000 varieties of plants planted over an area of 96 hectares (240 acres), which makes it one of the largest botanical gardens in Europe.
I visited the Minsk Botanical Garden two months ago and really enjoyed the visit. It is a wonderful place to escape and relax among mysterious and romantic paths. The garden has quite a collection of unique flowers and trees from around the world, and is most beautiful during blossom seasons in spring and autumn. There is a beautiful Lake with its own island and the Greenhouse, a glass pyramid, where one can find exhibitions of orchids and other exotic plants all year round. There are also summer cafes, gazebos, playgrounds for kids, and great number of statues.
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