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The Yerevan Botanical Garden was founded.

Botanical Park was founded by E. Ghazaryan.  Nowadays it occupies 80 ha but before it occupied 105 ha. The garden is 1200-1250 meters high above sea level. It is situated in the semi desert zone of the sharp continental climate. It belongs to the National Academy of RA and includes a research Institute, which makes a great number of researches. Here you can see species of trees and shrubs not only from all the regions of Armenia, but also from Caucasus, North America, China, Korea and the Far East. One section of the Botanical Gardens represents the species of flowers. There are about 1100 species. 



On April 10,1866, the second female school after St. Gayane was opened in Yerevan.


St. Astvatsatsin (Katoghike) Church was founded. A chapel was erected in the place where the remains of Saint Anania were buried in the 7th century. This is now St. Zoravor (Almighty) Church on Parpetsi Street.