Walking through the gardens of the Russian Museum, pay attention to tall trees with large trunks. These plants are over 100 years old, and some are even over 200 and 300 years old. All these trees survived the terrible years of the Great Patriotic War. In the wood of many of them, fragments from enemy bombs and shells are still hidden. The trees saw the soldiers who defended Leningrad, the gardeners who looked after the gardens throughout the war. The trees remember both the school gardens of the blockade and the post-war restoration of the gardens.
They are real living witnesses of history.

“LIVING WITNESSES OF HISTORY” is an ecological route through the old-growth trees of our historical gardens. Where you will learn about the oldest trees, get acquainted with the species diversity of the garden and read interesting facts about the life of trees. All you need is to scan the QR code from one of the 16 signs in the garden or follow the link to our website (https://igardens.ru/living-witnesses-of-history/)

Passing by these giants, remember those thanks to whom our country won that terrible war. And those who have preserved the unique gardens in the center of Leningrad – St. Petersburg.

Happy holiday.