The long, steep hill running along the Dnipro River from Olympic Stadium and Mariyinsky Palace to Rodina Mat continues south for several kilometres, eventually becoming the Central Botanical Gardens. The gardens' fastidiously manicured grounds are criss-crossed by a network of paths leading to hidden viewpoints and churches frozen in time.

The botanical gardens are tricky to reach by public transport. Take trolleybus 14 or bus 62 from Pecherska metro to the final stop.

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