The agrobiological station is located not far from I.V. Michurin’s House Museum. It represents a large experiment area where the staff of the teacher-training institute of Michirinsk agricultural university continue the great breeder’s business.
Michurinsk agrobiological station was founded in the middle of the last century. The first perennial plants in this area were planted in 1954. The orchard with apple, pear and cherry trees were founded at the same time together with the collections of vegetable and grain crops.
The suburban and climate conditions have always affected the work of scientists. The old orchard couldn’t make it through the severe frost in 2005-2006. A new one was arranged instead as a symbol of friendship and unity of all Russian gardeners. Since then visiting scientists bring new samples every year.
The biological station is proud to have a collection of exceptionally beautiful roses brought from Moscow main botanic garden. The collection of the best species of Japanese quince is kept on the territory of the station. There are also more than 100 species of ornamental bushes and 50 species of perennial herbs. Their variety and beauty amaze even experienced specialists. The collection of medicinal plants is remarkable as well.
A model of rural farmstead displaying the method of sustainable use of the land has been created here. The estate itself looks great and at the same time they harvest vegetables, berries and fruits here.
The shades of giant fir trees hide the monument to a naturalist, an expert in plant physiology and photosynthesis researcher, K.A. Timiryazev.The agrobiological station also offers gardening master-classes foradults and children.