Snowy winter in one of the best European parks
State Dendrology Park of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine “Alexandria” is located in Bila Tserkva. The park is a monument of landscape architecture. It was founded in 1793 by hetman Francis-Xavier Branitsky and named in honor of his wife Alexandra.
Bila Tserkva park is considered to be one of the best and largest in Europe. The plan was created by the French park designer Myuffo. It occupies the territory of over 200 hectares, has 25 water reservoirs and about 2,500 species of plants, including rare plants from South America, China and Japan. Photos by Roman Naumov
The central place of the park is Bolshaya polyana (Large clearing). It is the beginning of 20 km network of alleys, decorated with landscape architecture and sculptures: “Romantic Ruins”, “Chinese Bridge”, “The Lion” spring, etc. The highest point of the park is the Paliy Mountain with a monument to S. Paliy on the top.