On July 2, Nursultan Nazarbayev visited new facilities
of the capital, which surrender to the 20th anniversary of Astana and the
Botanical Garden with a park area is among them. The garden will certainly
become the main decoration of the left bank. It is located in the square of
Kabanbai Batyr Avenue and Turkestan Street, № 24 and 26.
The entire Botanical Garden with a park area is 92 hectares, 63 hectares of
which is a green massif. 17.7 hectares were allocated for the scientific zone. The
research work will be carried out on the introduction, acclimatization,
selection, reproduction and research of plants.
In total, 34 thousand trees and 86 thousand shrubs
were planted in the garden. It should be noted that the geographical, soil and
climatic characteristics of Astana do not allow cultivating many trees and
shrubs here. However, a lot of work was done to build the infrastructure and
improve the soil in this area by joint efforts of the Astana Akimat and the BI
Two greenhouses with a total area of 1.6 thousand
square meters and 21 sports and playgrounds for children, including for
children with special needs, have been built and are functioning.
There are arches at the entrance, then - a bridge over an artificial pond with fountains
(45 thousand square meters). There will be an ice rink in winter. Under one of
the arches, there is a memorial stone with the date of foundation and the Latin
maxim: Botanikalyq saiabaqtyn negizin qalaǵan Qazaqstan respýblikasynyń prezidenti
- Elbasy N. Á. Nazarbaev. (The initiator of the creation of a botanical garden
is Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan).
Today you can already play sports and go for a walk in the garden. 11 km of
bicycle roads and 10.5 km of running tracks were built in the park and 85
thousand square meters of paving stones were laid.
The first stage of construction work at the facility
began in 2012. Then the President of the country personally took part in
planting trees in the territory of the future botanical garden.
Now the construction of the administrative and
laboratory building with an area of 3.4 thousand square meters, where 8
research laboratories, a seed bank and a herbarium fund will operate, is also on
the final stage. In addition, there will be informative tours for residents and
At the second stage of construction, it is planned to build the largest
greenhouse "Tropical Garden" in the center of the Botanical Garden,
which will create the climatic conditions necessary for the cultivation of
exotic flora and fauna.
It is expected that the garden will receive up to 1.2
million visitors per year in the future. Have you already visited the Astana
Botanical Garden? We invite you to walk through its green alleys.