Botanic garden tour
In 1960-70, Omsk got the nickname “garden city”. City owes this title to great extend to the German agronomist Herbert Gense.

On the territory of the botanic garden of Omsk he collected his most valuable collection of trees and shrubs.

Gense had been working on the introduction and acclimatization of plants of Ural- Siberian region. All in all, he created and introduced about 30 new species of trees and shrubs, which are widely used in landscaping of Omsk, in other cities and regions of Siberia and Northern Kazakhstan.

As the garden is situated out of city's center we have to drive there on public bus.

Costs and references
Duration: 2 hours

Tour costs:
1 person: 50 euros
2 persons: 25 euros per person

What's included:
- bus and garden entry tickets
- English speaking guide during the whole tour.

An entry into a guest book:

Just unbelievable - Mr. Gense war a genius! At the same time it is a great pity that he is practically unknown to the outer world. He deserves to be world-known!

We loved the place. All the best to this splendor in Omsk.

Udo and Judith, Dresden/Germany.

October 2014