Nikitsky Botanical Garden (Crimea) holds a golden-daisies ball. This year, more than 280 varieties of golden-daisies of European, Asian and American selection are presented to visitors. This is the biggest open field exposition on the territory of CIS countries. The first golden-daisies ball took place back in 1653. Up to one hundred thousand tourists from different countries visit the exposition each fall. This year is the 60th jubilee exposition. More than thirty thousand plants are presented. “The autumn golden-daisies ball in Nikitsky Botanical Garden is a unique event. It is the only open field exposition of golden daisies in CIS countries”, notes head of laboratory of floriculture and dendrology of Nikitskiy Botanical Garden Ludmila Uleyskaya. Traditionally, the ‘queen of the ball’, that is the most beautiful variety of big-flower golden-daisy is chosen by the visitors. This year, the ‘princess of the ball’, the most beautiful among the small-flower varieties will be chosen. In good weather the event will last till November 25.