‘Botanical garden in Petrozavodsk’

The garden is located on the outskirts of the city and is surrounded by dachas. It occupies a territory of 367 hectares and is a part of Petrozavodsk state university. It is not a very popular place for visits among locals; I’ve seen one tourist group and elderly couples walking around the garden-partly because it’s a beautiful place, no doubt, and partly — in search for seedlings for their own dacha gardens. When I called the garden administration, the first thing they’ve asked was, ‘are you looking for seedlings?’