The 111-hectare garden is located 9 km from the center of Batumi, between the Chakvistskali River and the Green Cape. Although the botanical garden was founded in 1912, a farmer called Mecheslav D'Alphonse, who had his own garden near Chakvi, first began to introduce new plants to Ajara in 1881. In 1892, botanist Pavle Tatarinov discovered the concept of an acclimatization garden, which today is the "Upper Park" in the Botanical Garden.
The botanical garden brings together the bounty of a Colchis forest reserve with several other types of landscape. The humid subtropics of Transcaucasia are interspersed with a total of nine floral areas from South and North America, Mexico, New Zealand, Himalayas, East Asia, and Mediterranean countries.
In the lower park you will see evergreen magnolias, oleanders, cedars, pines, palms, and cypresses. Be sure to walk through the beautiful alley of large-flowered magnolias. This part of the garden contains Alphonse's house.
In the upper park, you can see a huge range of plants, including the big-flowered abelia, paper facia, Japanese camellia. This part of the garden contains two squares: one is named after the botanist Gordeziani, while the other is named after the Patriarch of Georgia, Ilia II.
Batumi Botanical Garden has been a member of the International Plant Protection Council of Botanical Gardens (BGCI) since 1998,.