This beautiful garden is located close to the Central Stadium and the Arboretum. Its centerpiece, the Friendship Tree, is a unique experiment started by horticulturalist Fyodor Zorin in 1934. It is a wild lemon tree, onto which branches of other citrus trees, including orange, grapefruit, and tangerine trees, have been grafted. The tree has branches added by people from more than 160 countries, some of them famous politicians, scientists, astronauts, and cultural figures. The landmark celebrates internationalism and peace. The garden has a museum where various gifts to the Friendship Tree are collected.
Locals call this park "green Hermitage." It has an astonishing collection of rare plants from all over the world. The park is especially gorgeous during spring, when the sakura is in full bloom. Yuzhniye Kultury is located in the Adler District, where the coastal Olympic facilities are located.
Postmodern Russian architecture, with its towers, columns, balustrades, and general opulence, owes a lot to the eclectic style popular before the revolution. A good example of this style in Sochi is Villa Vera, built in 1910. The building's old-time charm makes it a perfect backdrop for kitschy romantic photographs. Moreover, Villa Vera is situated in a beautiful park with cedars, cypresses, and palm trees. Definitely take a look at this landmark if you are nearby.
Sochi has a Japanese garden, located close to the city's main street, Kurortnyy Prospekt. It has everything that you might expect, from pagodas, Japanese lanterns and arched bridges, to a rock garden and an array of Japanese plants. It's a gorgeous place for a walk.
For those looking for a place where you can spend some quality time with your family, Sochi Park comes most recommended. The park has a plethora of activities for kids and adults alike. Try your hand at all the rides, there are many for the daredevils and also for those with fainter hearts, but all the rides are absolutely safe. Children can sing and dance with the costume-clad friends and then get yourself entertained at the popular aquatic show. If hunger strikes during your trip, do not worry a bit because Sochi Park has several eateries dotted around. The theme of the park is refreshing, hence make sure you collect loads of pictures as memories when you get back home. Details for the park can be obtained at +7 800 100 3339.
Sergey Venchagov (1927-1997) was a well-known landscape designer who created many parks and hotel complexes in Sochi. He also created Venchagov's Corner, or Phytofantasia, a little park featuring a collection of plants from all over the world. The park is located close to the Zimny Theater.