Ukraine Travel – Sofievka (Sofiyivka) Park, Uman The Stunning Landscaped Gardens at Sofiyivka Park are spread over 154.7 hectares near the city of Uman in Cherkassy province. Commissioned by Earl Pototskiy in 1796 to honour his beautiful wife, the gardens cost a staggering 15 million zloty to create and house a rare collection of trees and plants assembled from across Europe. When when the Seven Wonders of Ukraine were selected in 1997 Sofiyivsky Park was awarded joint first place. The character of the gardens, waterfalls and lakes might change with the seasons, however their beauty remains an unquestionable constant.