An alley in Storozhynets Arboretum
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:
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
A pond covered with water lilies
The green colour here is so much saturated
Water lilies in the pond again
A chapel in the Park's territory
Horses are a common thing here too
A Chinese-style water gazebo
Storozhynets Arboretum on Google Maps