The Arboretum Garden in Pereslavl-Zalessky was established in 1952, on the initiative of the Pereslavl forester Sergei Kharitonov. So a wonderful botanical garden appeared in the small town of the Golden Ring, which became one of the main attractions of the city. Since 1998, the Pereslavl Arboretum Garden has been included in the Pleshcheyevo Lake National Park.
The territory of the arboretum garden in Pereslavl-Zalessky is 58 hectares. Its territory is divided into landscape zones of various continents. Here you can see the landscapes of the forests of North America, the Caucasus, Siberia, Europe, Central Asia, China. Now there are more than 600 species of plants and trees from different continents growing in the park, and their number is constantly increasing.
A special pride of the Arboretum Garden in Pereslavl-Zalessky is the Japanese Garden, which is created according to all the canons of Japanese garden art. Japanese pavilions have been built there among plants and flowers typical for Japan.
The best time to visit the arboretum garden is May-June, when most of the flowers and plants are in bloom. However, this rule is relevant for all botanical gardens in the middle zone, and for the Botanical Garden of Moscow and, especially, for the Botanical Garden of St. Petersburg, where the flowering time is even shorter. Only in the Nikitsky Botanical Garden, which is located in the Crimea, the flowering time of plants is much longer.
The Arboretum Garden of Pereslavl looks very beautiful also during the Golden Autumn. Since trees and plants from different continents are collected here, in autumn their foliage acquires various shades of yellow and red, which makes the landscapes of the garden very beautiful.
A "fairy tale trail" has been created in the Pereslavl Arboretum Garden so it would be interesting not only for adults, but also for children to visit the garden. The trail starts near the apple orchard, then runs along the thuja alley and then goes along the areas where trees from different regions of the world are planted. Wooden sculptures of various fairy-tale heroes are installed on the trail.