The Ashgabat botanical garden was opened for visitors in early 2018. Since that time residents of the capital has been spreading rumours about possible demolition of the garden.
Correspondents of Chronicles of Turkmenistan report that about a month ago the construction works were launched in the southern part of the garden on Gerogly street.
Construction workers replaced the gate to the garden, which might suggest that it will not be fully demolished. At the same time, some green plants in the area the construction works are underway have been destroyed.
Let us recall that in September 2018 the news outlet ATN (now referred to as Turkmen News), with reference to a source in the Ashgabat mayor's office, reported that the area of the botanical garden, overlooking Gerogly street, might be used to build the 16th residential district pursuant to the urban development plant.
The Ashgabat botanical garden, which is one of the tourist attractions in the capital, was built in 1929 on the basis of the forest cultivation station. This year it will turn 90 years old.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan