Shekvetili Dendrological Park

Shekvetili Dendrological Park

For years, it was a swamp and impenetrable forest, but today Shekvetili Dendrological Park attracts plenty of visitors. This unique recreational zone in Ozurgeti Municipality in the village of Shekvetili, stretches over 60 hectares between the mountains and the sea. This area, according to experts, is ideal for many types of flora and fauna.

Exotic Flora of the Dendrological Park

Visitors are amazed by the giant trees towering dozens of meters into the sky such as eucalyptus, sequoia, cypress, cedar, magnolia, oak, beech, maple, and eucalyptus. In total, it contains more than 200 trees of 29 species, some of which are older than 300 years.

Trees of unique endemic species planted on 18 hectares have been transplanted from different areas of western Georgia, while exotic species of trees and plants from all five continents of the world are also standing here.

Exotic Fauna of the Dendrological Park

On the territory of the Dendrological Park, in especially large aviaries, and in an environment as close as possible to natural conditions, you can see 58 species of birds and animals brought from all continents of the world. Many of them are listed in the International Red Book.

In particular, there are many parrots, which are constantly chirping. The most strikingly exotic sights are found on the artificial lake in the center of the park where pink flamingos, pelicans, cormorants, and African cranes paddle.

Elsewhere, lemurs pose for visitors, and deer roam freely in their specially-designated areas.

There is a walking path in the park lined with dense bamboo grove along its entire length, while special information banners are placed throughout the territory, where a specific tree, plant, or bird species are described in detail.

Shekvetili Dendrological Park is one of the most diverse and large-scale dendrological parks in the world, and is thus of great health, aesthetic, educational, and scientific importance for the region of Guria and its ecosystem.

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