In the days when museums, theaters, exhibition halls go online, I would like to congratulate all cultural workers on their professional holiday.

Separate congratulations to the employees of the gardens of the Russian Museum, who carefully look after and preserve the monuments of landscape architecture.

Gardens from ancient times served not only for growing food, but also for recreation and cultural life. The original meaning of the word “culture” – cultivation, refers precisely to the cultivation of cereals, vegetables, and the cultivation of gardens. Since the end of the XVIII century, the word “culture” has received modern meaning.
Summer Gardens in St. Petersburg were the first place where Peter instilled in his subjects a culture of creating gardens “in the European manner.” The lessons were not in vain, and by the middle of the 18th century a regular garden had become an indispensable element of the city estate of St. Petersburg. The summer garden in Peter’s time becomes a place where Russians get acquainted with European sculpture, with European traditions of celebrations. Peter I strove to enlighten his subjects through the gardens; Let us recall the story grove, where fountains were decorated, decorated with sculptures of the heroes of Aesop’s fables.

During the time of Catherine II in the Summer Gardens, the gardener Heinrich Ekleben acquaints the public with the culture of growing cereals on ridges. By the way, I got good harvests.

In the 19th century, the Summer and Mikhailovsky Gardens became the place where famous Russian writers, poets, musicians walk and draw creative inspiration.
In the Soviet period, gardens acquired new elements of culture and recreation. There are sports fields, music, venues for exhibitions. Sculptures are established that meet the spirit of the times.

In the 21st century, the gardens of the Russian Museum are not only a green corner among a giant metropolis. The gardens are full of active cultural life, concerts, festivals, and holidays are held.

From April 1, gardens are closed for spring drying, but for now we invite you to take a walk through our virtual resources: the site “GARDENS OF THE RUSSIAN MUSEUM”; GARDENS OF THE RUSSIAN MUSEUM page; official gardens and territories account on instagramm GARDENS OF THE RUSSIAN MUSEUM rusmuseum.gardens

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