Add to favorite
 
123
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS
russian visa


Discover Sochi: History Of Sochi Arboretum
April 9, 2018 11:33


(Source: https://vseprootpusk.ru/dendrarij-v-sochi?preview=true)

Sochi Arboretum is more than one hundred years old. In 1889 Sergey Khudekov, a nobleman born in Ryazan and a writer and a playwright of the capital city, a publisher of the “Petersburgskaya” newspaper, bought a plot of 140 acres of land in Dakhovskii Posad (Sochi), where he founded a subtropical park (48.5 acres) and a fruit garden (32.5 acres).

The park was created in a mixed style of park architecture, characteristic of XIX century. The collection of the Khudekovsky Park had 220 species of exotic trees. The park’s owner adored small architectural forms, so they filled the park after a dacha called “Nadezhda” in honor of Khudekov’s wife was built in the centre of the Arboretum in 1899.

The snow-white terrace was the place for an architectural ensemble called “Morning” consisting of five sculptures: “Rooster”, “Fisherman”, “Swimming Girl” and two “Shepherd” sculptures. The descending staircase is still framed by the antique vases for flowers and the sculptures “A Roman woman with a dagger”, “A Roman man with a ball” and “A boy with a fish”.

Khudekov was the one who ordered to erect a fountain called “Cupids” and a sculpture called “The dancing girl” (Sergei Nikolaevich was a great fan of ballet). Khudekov’s descendants were not destined to live in a tropical manor. The park was severely damaged during the Civil War, but the most part of it was restored later. In 1920 the Khudekovsky Estate was nationalized, renamed as “Arboretum” and opened for visits.

During the Soviet period the park was thoroughly taken care of. New plants and architectural structures appeared: the central fountain called “Fairy Tale” (by the sculptor V. Bogatyrev), the pool with the sculpture “A girl among the leaves” at the administrative building, the “Flora” pavilion, the sculptures “Nature” and “Neptune” in the Lower Park.

 

Read more about Sochi...



Transfer from Sochi Airport

Events in Sochi

Flowers Delivery to Sochi

Excursions in Sochi

Rent a car in Sochi


Sources: http://strana.ru 

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Sochi Sochi transfer travel to Sochi Krasnodar Territory Sochi FIFA 2018 

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Tver: Between Moscow And St. Petersburg What to See in Samara: Top Places of Interest Kezenoi Am Tourism Complex Ryazan Architecture Lake Baikal: Monakhovo









Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Flowers Delivery

russia-ic.com

search on the map
TAGS:
Fabio Capello  Woodwork  iPhone  The Romanov Family  Krasnoyarsk  Multinational Russia  astronomy in Russia  Russian opposition activists  Nagatinsk  Museum Festival  Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology  Aleksandr Nevsky  National Parks  Russian shops  Architecture of Chelyabinsk  Sochi Olympic Games 2014  Russian tourism  Russia-South Korea  Russia-China  Novoaltaisk  Russian history  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian Literature  Kalashnikov Gun  Russian book publishers   Architecture of Russia  Archeology  Donald Trump  Russian army  Tyumen  New Year celebrations  Petroleum  criminality  Valery Zolotukhin  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  children  Film Festival  Moscow  Russian culture  St. Petersburg  Russian women  Sochi Games   Rock Music  expats in Moscow  Northern Ireland  Russian business  shopping and recreation centres in Yekaterinburg  Photography  Anatoly Kucherena  Russian Cinema 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites