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Russian Museum

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.

St.Petersburg gardens

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.

imperial gardens festival

«Imperial Gardens of Russia» is an annual celebration of landscape art in St.Petersburg gardens

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

This is a contemporary look at garden and landscape art based on ecological principles and inspired by the vivid images and ideas of Russian avant-garde art in St.Petersburg gardens

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Upcoming Events

  1. International Festival of Ecology “Oxygen”

    August 17 @ 17:00 - August 28 @ 22:00
  2. Free botanical tours of the Red Garden

    August 20 @ 12:00 - 14:00
  3. Free botanical tours of the Red Garden

    August 21 @ 12:00 - 17:00
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Orange blossom in the Summer Garden!

August 14, 2017|0 Comments

Want to know real smell of orange? Hurry to the Summer Garden! Leto 2017 goda ne perestayot udivlyat'. V Letnem sadu v boskete Krasnyy sad, bespretsedentno obil'no, vtoroy raz za god, zatsveli pomerantsevyye derev'ya! Malo [...]

In the Summer Garden in the bosquet Red Garden lovers flower.

August 4, 2017|0 Comments

Do you love Lovecke? Decorative garden of Peter the Great in the Summer Garden, he's a bosquet Red Garden, continues to please visitors, despite the capricious weather this summer. On one of the beds of [...]