Kiev University | Fomin Botanical Gardens Kiev University's Fomin Botanical Gardens are situated in the centre of Kiev, Ukraine, just opposite St Volodymyr's Cathedral. They are named after a former director Alexander Fomin. This video shows: 0:05 -- One of the entrances to the gardens (St Volodymyr's Cathedral in the background) 0:09 -- Universytet Metro Station 0:25 -- Fountain 1:00 -- Children's playground