Forest Technical Academy occupies four study buildings surrounded with beautiful park (65 ha) founded in the far 1827. Academy park is one of the old sightseeings of Petersburg, the monument to the park and gardening art of XIX century, and it is also one of the favorite recreational areas of citizens.
There are Botanical Gardens within the park, one of the oldest botanical gardens in Russia, they are 175 years old. Now they represent an educational, research, cultural unit of the Academy and a part of botanical gardens system of Russia. The Botanical Gardens have the richest collection of trees, bushes and herbage gathered at 60th parallel North.