Unity with nature without leaving the city
It’s blooming, it’s May, let’s run far away! Actually, you don’t have to run too far, because Mother Nature is in love with Kyiv. BURSA knows hottest spots where they kissed each other passionately, so you can try it too. And watch blossom, for sure.
A.V. Fomin Botanical Garden — founded in 1839, this is one of the oldest gardens in Ukraine in the very center of Kyiv. A perfect option for urban lovers to have a small talk with the nature and go back to explore the city.
1 Symona Petlyury Street
M.M. Gryshko National Botanical Garden — breathtaking views on Kyiv, perfect for blossom-watching, a huge garden with complexes representing the flora of Ukrainian Carpathians, Plains of Ukraine, Crimea, Caucasus, Central Asia, Altai, Western Siberia and the Far East. Have a picnic here.
1 Tymiriazievska Street
Arboretum Syrets — a hidden gem inhabited by elves. Run away from urban bustle, get lost here among rare trees and listen to the birds singing.
43 Volodymyra Salskoho Street
Pushcha-Vodytsia — fresh aired pine and oak grove, it’s a historical resting place for such beautiful minds as Nikolai Gogol, Leo Tolstoy, Taras Shevchenko, and Lesya Ukrainka. We strongly recommend getting there through the picturesque green tunnel by tram №12 from Kontraktova square.
21 Fedora Maksymenka Street
Kytayiv — an archaeological reserve with mounds, caves and an orthodox monastery Kytayivska pustyn. A place of power full of ponds, hills and something ephemeral.
32 Kytaivska Street
Ph: Ira Evora, Ivanna Lypich