Horse chestnuts appear in the imperial gardens at the request of Peter I. Originally, the trees were brought from Holland. After the creation of nurseries in the vicinity of St. Petersburg, horse chestnuts began to grow there.
At the end of the 19th century, horse chestnuts began to be used for landscaping the streets, boulevards and squares of the city.
Nowadays, horse chestnuts are growing in the gardens of the Russian Museum, which are more than 120 years old.
Enjoy your walks in the gardens of the Russian Museum.