Over the past few decades the Russian Museum became a complex of ensembles of St.Petersburg gardens and palaces in historical centre of former Russian capital
Nowadays it affiliates Mikhailovsky palace surrounded by the Mikhailovsky garden, Mikhailovsky (Engineers) Castle with the garden around, two towers – guardhouses – are included into the complex of Mikhailovsky (Engineers) Castle, and the Maple Alley connecting the guardhouses with the Castle, together with the Engineers Public Garden on each side of the Alley. On the corner of Nevsky prospect and Moika river the splendid Stroganovsky palace is situated, across the Mars Field on Millionnaya street – strict Marble Palace with the reconstructed winter garden and fountain. The main garden of the Russian Museum is the Summer Garden with the Summer Palace of Peter I and the real highlight – the first building of Saint Petersburg, House of Peter I on the Petrovskaya embankment hidden in the grove of old trees.
The total area of the gardens and cour d’honneur of the palaces is more than 30 hectares
In contrast to the magnificent palaces and gardens ensembles of Petrehof, Tsarskoe Selo, Pavlovsk and Gatchina that were initially designed as gardens and parks complexes. The Russian Museum incorporated gradually St.Petersburg gardens in 21st century and transformed them from the city overgrown parks into the original imperial gardens that were the beginning of Saint Petersburg.
A grandiose celebration with various landscape compositions, garden installations, and art-objects in the spotlight, allowing for a new dialogue on a different topic each year with visitors to the St.Petersburg gardens, which makes each festival unique and unlike the ones that came before.
In 2017, the Imperial Gardens of Russia International Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary
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