In the seventeenth century, French botanist, physician and biologist Jean Emmanuel Gilibert came to Grodno. In 1776, he founded a botanical garden, which became one of the best in Europe.
That garden has not survived, but today in its place in the center of Grodno is the City Park - one of the best places to relax. Here is a well-kept botanical garden, a picturesque valley called the Swiss.
There is also a year-round Amusement park.