Санкт-Петербургский ботанический сад
On February 22, 1714 under Peter I's decree as the Pharmaceutical garden with the scientific, educational and practical purposes was founded the St. Petersburg botanical garden. The main goal of the garden consisted in cultivation of medicinal herbs. Gradually the territory of a garden extended due to purchase and accession to it of separate sites. In 1823 the Pharmaceutical garden was reorganized in botanical, and since 1934 it became scientific office of Botanical institute of the Komarov Russian Academy of Sciences. Today it is one of the oldest botanical gardens of Russia located on the Pharmaceutical island in St. Petersburg.