Stepanavan “Sochut” dendropark was established in 1933 by engineer-forestry specialist Edmon Leonovich. It occupies 35 hectares. From its establishment till now some 2500 decorative species and forms of trees were under the experiment here. There grow about 500 species and forms of trees and shrubs in dendropark which belong to 27 families and 115 species, including Betula, Juglans, Cedrus deodara, Sequoia and other exotic trees and shrubs.
The works held in dendropark are targeted to protect and expand the collection as well as to reproduce and process the species of high demand. The mild climate of this place, with its cool and wet summers and moderately cold winters is favorable to reproduce and distribute coniferous, precious and highly decorative species of trees and shrubs. Being in the health-improving zone the dendropark serve as pleasure resort and elegant place of nature.