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Москва, пр. Мира, 26 Москва, пр. Мира, 26
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Botanical Garden of Moscow State University, aka Aptekarsky Garden - the oldest scientific botanical institution in Russia. It was founded by Peter the Great in 1706 as the Pharmaceutical garden for growing medicinal plants in the then northern outskirts of Moscow, behind the Sukharev Tower. In 1805, the garden was acquired by Moscow University and turned into a botanical garden. The old park retains some features of the planning of the XVIII century and its subsequent changes in the era of landscape garden style. The individual trees in the park are already 250–300 years old. Among them, white willow - the oldest tree in the central part of Moscow - and larch, according to legend, planted by Peter the First. The old greenhouses of the original architecture contain unique collections of tropical and subtropical plants, including century-old palm trees and cycads, some of which were donated to the garden at the beginning of the last century from the collection of Count Razumovsky and Demidov's greenhouses on Sparrow Hills.
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