Alexandria Park near Kiev

Alexandria Park near Kiev

Photo: Alexandria Dendropark Official WebpageAlexandria Park is situated in Bila Tserkva near Kiev and is no less romantic than the famous Soviyivka Park in Uman. What is more, it has been preserved much better than other parks in Ukraine and the closest one to the capital, which makes a perfect destination for a day outside the city.

Alexandria Park is a masterpiece of landscape architecture created by dynasty of Branirsky counts. This park, as well as the park in Uman, has been founded thanks to the generosity of a man and the beauty of a woman. In 1781 there was a wedding of F.K. Branitsky and Alexandra Engelhardt in St. Petersburg. Branitsky’s lands were located in the Kiev region, where the Polish aristocrat brought his young wife. He gave his wife a carte blanche for ‘landscaping’. The construction of the park was started in the end of 1780s. Many plants for the park were imported from Europe.

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Photo: Alexandria Dendropark Official Webpage
By the middle of the 19th century, Alexandria Park had been known as one of the most beautiful landscape parks of Ukraine: the elements of romanticism are mixed here with sentimentalism. The park nooks were decorated with different interesting architectural forms, such as Echo colonnade, Rotunda, Chinese Bridge, Romantic Ruins, Column of Sorrow, Red House, Chinese Gazebo and many more.

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Photo: Alexandria Dendropark Official Webpage
Branitsky also decorated the park with bronze and marble sculptures and vases that had been made by famous Russian and foreign artists. Some large boulders were arranged in the picturesque decorative way and some artificial earthen hills were made in the park too.

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Photo: Alexandria Dendropark Official Webpage
Alexandria Park is a small world of harmony and beauty, located only 70km away from noisy and busy Kiev. Put Alexandria Park on the list of places to visit near Kiev and enjoy its charming mood and picturesque ladscapes!
Where: Bila Tserkva, Kiev region

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