The garden, spanning 36,000 m2 according to the plans of Swedish architect Otto Simonson, was eventually concluded in 1865. It was named in honor of the Russian Tsar, Aleksander I, who was visiting Tbilisi at the time and planted a sapling in the garden. Initially, Aleksander's Garden was cut into two parts by a tram line.
There are many sights to look at in and around Giorgi Leonidze Garden. Primarily, there is the beautiful fountain built by Simonson, which always attracts a crowd, as well as the National Gallery (formerly the Church of Glory military/historical museum), which was built on Golovin (now Rustaveli) Avenue in 1885. In addition, there is Kashveti St. George Church. In this garden, which is full of greenery, you can rest in the shade of centuries-old trees and recharge your batteries.
The lower part of Aleksander's Garden underwent reconstruction in the 1980s, and was renamed after the Georgian writer, poet, public figure, and academic, Giorgi Leonidze, in 2000.