Aziz Pasha Excursion Area
This excursion area is one of the favorite picnic areas in the environs of Istanbul due to its proximity to districts of Maslak, Gültepe, Levent, Kağıthane and Eyüp, as well as its interesting flora and great expanse. You can have a break on the fields at the begining of the area, or choose to go further to climp up the hills; this will help your lungs fill with fresh air. Large groups interested in football can have a match on the football field on the hill. The cafeteria there sells food and goods you will need for a picnic.
Getting here: As one comes down from Maslak, this area is on the right of the road; also as one is coming from Kemerburgaz, turn right and cross over the Hasdal road.
Phone: (212) 360 3085
Since 1944, the Bahçeköy Arboretum and Nursery has worked with the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry. Here professional personal and experts in forestry raise a variety of trees and residents of Istanbul can buy saplings and benefit from the knowledge of the personal. It is also possible to stroll through the arboretum. The Bahçeköy Nursery makes a significant contribution to the Turkish environment with the work carried out in their laboratries. The arboretum takes up an area of eighty-three thousand square meters while the nursery occupies forty-three thousand square meters of this area. In general, non- deciduous trees, such as spruce, fir, cypress, and juniper are grown, as well as ormental plants such as laurel, box, cotoneaster, and viburnum. Blue spruce and blue cedar are also produced.
Getting here: The nursery- arboretum is in Bahçeköy and can be reached from the Maslak-Sarıyer road. The left side of the road that leads to the Belgrad Forest belongs to arboretum.
Phone: (212) 226 1028