Minsk Botanical Gardens is a wonderful place to bring a book, a laptop, some food and a blanket, and spend a day amongst the flowers and trees. It's most beautiful during springtime when the flowers are blossoming.
There are many tree-lined paths (beech path, oak path, birch path etc.), which are mysterious and romantic. There's also a pond in the heart of the garden with its own water nymph. Home to exotic plants, the pyramid-shaped greenhouse is open year-round. Here you'll find a collection of delicate orchids.
The gardens are closed on Mondays. Enter via Nezavisimosti Prospekt, through Chelyuskintsy Park (Парк Чалюскiнцаў).