Kyiv is surrounded by continuous circle of forests. The north and northwest is dominated by coniferous and deciduous forests (oak-pine, hornbeam-oak-pine) in sod-podzolic soils.

        The forest-steppe zone under deciduous forests is mostly formed by dark gray and gray podzolic soils.


        In the city there are a lot of parks and forest parks, gardens, water park and arboretum and botanical gardens.

        Within Kyiv there are over 80 territories and objects of protected areas, ones including of national importance. Many residents and guests of Kyiv favored the rest in resort areas (Koncha-Zaspa, Pushcha-Vodytsia, etc.).