Tbilisi Dendrological Park under renovation, new parks planned for Georgian capital

Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze and Deputy Mayor Andria Basilaia presented a report on the projects implemented in the field of Tbilisi environmental protection policy at Kikvidze Park today. Photo: Tbilisi City Hall.

Agenda.ge, 08 Jun 2021 - 15:56, Tbilisi,Georgia

Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze has announced today several new projects that ‘have the potential to become the lungs' of the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi.

One of the projects is the renovation of Tbilisi Dendrological Park that is located on the territory of Tbilisi Sea and spreads over 163 hectares, of which 93 ha is covered by forest.

Other parks that are planned in Tbilisi are Digomi floodplains recreation park in Digomi district of Tbilisi and Vera park in Vera district. 

In addition, there are ongoing projects of Tbilisi Central Park located in the former hippodrome in Saburtalo district, restoration of the slope of Mount Mtatsminda in the heart of Tbilisi, renovation of Varketili Ravine, Park of Riga, Temka Ravine and Vake Park.

In 2018-2021:

  • 215,000 plants have been planted in Tbilisi (73,000 trees, 142,000 shrubs and herbs)
  • Phytosanitary research and treatment was done for 500,000 plants
  • Grass was sown on 500,000 sq.m.
  • Mulching of soil was done on 40,000 sq.m.
  • 70,000 diseased pine trees were cut
  • 23 fountains were renovated
  • Forest was cultivated over 20 ha, where 28,000 plants was planted
  • 1,000 squares, 15 parks and 60 traffic islands were renovated
  • 17,000 trees were planted within the Greening Project

Deputy Mayor Andria Basilaia said that the General Development Plan of Tbilisi had 'returned the forest in the capital city'. He said that about 14,000 ha has been granted the status of forest. 

Basilaia said that in 2021, twice as much money was allocated for environmental protection purposes compared to the previous year.