Shekvetili Dendrological Park: A Philanthropic Marvel by Bidzina Ivanishvili

Spread across vast areas, just outside of Batumi, this living masterpiece offers an exciting new world where visitors can explore the impressive collection of flora from Georgia and around the world.
Amidst the picturesque region of Georgia, another remarkable philanthropic project: the Shekvetili Dendrological Park. This captivating haven stands as a testament to commitment to enhancing the region and showcases the diverse beauty of the natural world.
Let's delve into the splendour of this Dendrological Park and its significance for the local community.

Preserving Nature's Grandeur:

The territory of the current park was swampy. For its transformation, large-scale, extraordinary work was carried out. The Shekvetili Dendrological Park is a living testament to passion for environmental preservation. Spanning vast acres of land, this magnificent park acts as a sanctuary for a plethora of plant species, both native and exotic. Visitors are captivated by the awe-inspiring variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers, forming a harmonious blend of colors and fragrances. Walking along its carefully thought-out paths, on 18 hectares of the arboretum, you will meet more than 200 giant trees of 29 unique species transplanted from different parts of Georgia (ginkgo, evergreen sequoia, Himalayan conifers, maples, magnolias, Eucalyptus trees from Tsikhisdziri, some from Batumi and Kobuleti). On 42 hectares, thousands of different exotic species of trees and plants are presented, brought over the course of 4 years from all five continents of the world.
Along with a unique collection of plants, the park is home to 58 species of birds from all over the world, most of which are listed in the Red Book. The bright flower beds and rare plant specimens also showcase the garden's ecological richness. From native Georgian plants to exotic species from around the world, the Arboretum as a living encyclopedia of botanical wonders.

A Botanical Paradise:
Within the park's enchanting pathways, visitors are immersed in a botanical wonderland. Towering trees sway in the gentle breeze, while carefully manicured gardens showcase the artistry of landscape design. The Shekvetili Dendrological Park is a tapestry of nature's finest creations, where tranquility and serenity abound.
Educational Opportunities:
Beyond its aesthetic allure, the park serves as an invaluable educational resource. It offers a platform for botanical research, providing scientists and enthusiasts with the opportunity to study a diverse range of plant species. Additionally, educational programs and guided tours cater to visitors of all ages, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the natural world.
A Gift to the Community:
This Bidzina Ivanishvili's philanthropic venture offers a refuge for both residents and tourists, providing a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The park's well-maintained facilities, walking trails, and recreational spaces make it a cherished asset that fosters community engagement and well-being.

Economic Impact:
The Shekvetili Dendrological Park not only benefits the environment and community but also contributes to the region's economic growth. Its allure draws visitors from far and wide, boosting tourism and generating revenue for local businesses. As a result, the park has become a catalyst for sustainable development and prosperity.
“Shekvetili Dendrological Park is another charitable project implemented for the region by Bidzina Ivanishvili. Firefly Park, Miniature Park, Musicians Park, Black Sea Arena, Paragraph Hotel, and now Dendrological Park - all this makes the whole country more attractive, and especially this region.
With its stunning scenery, diverse plant collections and educational activities, the garden invites visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty and serenity of nature. It is a lasting legacy that inspires generations to appreciate and protect the priceless treasures found in the natural world.

How to get to the arboretum from Batumi
GPS coordinates: 41.962494, 41.765830
Look for Shekvetili Dendrological Park on the map

Where is it located:
Dendropark is located 45 km from Batumi and 15 km from Kobuleti
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