STOROZHYNETS ARBORETUM
Storozhynets Arboretum, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

An alley in Storozhynets Arboretum

Address: Kreiter St 1, 59000, Storozhynets, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

 

The park was founded in 1912 by effort of the Orenshteins family based on a natural mixed forest. The arboretum's core is formed by 100-200 year old giant trees – oaks, maples, lime, ash, and fir trees. Their protection appeared sound for foreign guests, such as slender North-American fir trees and cedars, as well as japonicas. When visitors go upward from the old part along the lime alley, their attention will be drawn by a group of Manchurian aralias. This tree is also called "damned tree”, "thorn tree” and "Far-East palm”. And that’s right, as its beauty is protected by its cruelty. This tree's leaves and inflorescences, the length of which reaches almost one meter, are densely covered with long burs. The tree shape really makes it similar to the palm-tree. The Manchurian aralia, a sister of ginseng, is an important medicine plant.

 

The park area is 17.5 hectares with 980 various species and forms of trees and other plants more than 70% of which are exotic. The territory has two ponds, botanical square, a 5-hectare nursery garden, artificial Carpathian landscape and open yards with deer, pheasants, guinea fowls, peacocks and wild ducks

 

Today you can meet the following plant species in the park:

  • Amur corktree (Phellodendron amurense),
  • Chinese magnolia vine (Schizandra chinensis),
  • sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa),
  • American cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
  • panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata)
  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Hudson Bay pine (Pinus banksiana) from North America
  • champion oak (Quercus rubra) from North America
  • Lambert nut (Corylus maxima)
  • Pissard plum (Prunus cerasifera var. pissardii)

and lots of other rare species.

 

The park is located some 25 km from Chernivtsi making it easy for visitors to go by car.

The Orensteins' palace

Storozhynets Arboretum, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

A pond covered with water lilies

Water lilies, Storozhynets Arboretum, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The green colour here is so much saturated

Storozhynets Arboretum, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine
Storozhynets Arboretum, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine
Storozhynets Arboretum, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Water lilies in the pond again

Storozhynets Arboretum, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

A chapel in the Park's territory

Storozhynets Arboretum, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Horses are a common thing here too

Storozhynets Arboretum, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine
Storozhynets Arboretum, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

A Chinese-style water gazebo

Storozhynets Arboretum, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine
Storozhynets Arboretum, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

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