on an official site of SOFIYIVKA - the National
dendrological park of Ukraine, without exaggeration
of one of most beautiful places, created by human hand.
find out about a history of the establishment, construction
and development of park for more than 200-year's term, to
pass with the authors of the site on its alleys, to admire
perfect landscapes (the
photoalbum contains 77 pictures).
a plan of its creators Sofiyivka is the embodied illustration
of poems of Homer 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey', where each composition
or small architectural form comprises the certain plan, expresses
idea of a myth or certain event.
that your virtual acquaintance will inspire you and to real
travel, which for certain will leave at you unforgettable
memoirs. All you need for the travel you will find on our
site. Download the list of
services - zip-archive
The grotto of Thetis
also can order the book of I. Kosenko, which has published
in 2003 - fine executed monography, with the most complete
researches of the history of legendary park, on the basis
of which this site has been created.
the site there is an extensive list of the literature about
the park, its flora, scientific researches, memoirs of the
contemporaries. Much from the literature is accessible immediately
from the site.
| ...Probably, it was in Yassy, that Potocki got
acquainted with a beautiful Greek girl Sofia
- a wife of Russian army general, a commandant of Kherson - count
Who was she, a mysterious woman, for whom one of the most beautiful
parks in the world was created and named in her honor?
|A famous Russian traveler
I.M.Dolgorukyi, having visited "Sofiyivka" in 1810, wrote: "If you
want to have a true concept of the Elysian Fields, or the paradise
on the earth, come to see "Sofiyivka" and to amaze a genius of creation.
Here art and nature, combining all their forces, created a wonderful
picture. What a harmonic consent in their surprising combination
of joint work! Nothing can be compared with what one can see there:
everything fascinates and captivates visitors. However, do not think
that I would like to present you some unreal beauty. This garden
is one of the happy and logical consequences of human art "
International Scientific Conference
devoted to the
220-anniversary of foundation the National dendrological park
"PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY AND HISTORIC-CULTURAL HERITAGE IN BOTANIC GARDENS AND DENDROLOGICAL PARKS"
5 - 8 October
|The park, as a scientific institution of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, is engaged in researches of connatural and cultural flora of austral Forest-steppe of Ukraine, introduction and acclimatation of plants in the region.|
The article of the director of the famous park I. Kosenko summarizes this work:
|50 years anniversary of the Sofiyivka park as a scientific institute of the Ukraine's NAS
|In the final article of I. Kosenko the review
of the park's whole history from the moment of the foundation till
todays is made:
since the foundation of Sofiyivka
|The team of scientists of the park issued the
catalogue of plants with the total amount 1994 taxons, in which
25 taxons of hazels, 24 beeches, 41 fir-trees, 44 junipers, 100
lianas, 320 roses, 57 rhododendrons and 98 flower plants - totally
1220 trees and bushes and 774 herbaceous plants.
|Catalogue (zip 380 КB)
|The hothouse of the park is the unique center
of cultivation of conifers and deciduous trees, bushes, roses seedlings
- total more than 200 items.
Open|Download (22 КB)
| The beauty of the park was sung by a lot of poets,
but the poem of the Polish poet S. Trembecki occupies an especial
place. Written in 1811, it is the park guide book in verses.|
"Sofiowka" and comments of Adam Mickiewicz (polish)