On October 17, the Mikhailovsky Garden hosted a stage of the Tree of Life 2020 charity event. This initiative replenishes the green spaces of the gardens of St. Petersburg and returns them to their original appearance. Maxim Stern, General Director of PSK Group, made his contribution to the return of the authentic look of the Mikhailovsky Garden. Maxim, along with his family, planted a linden tree.

On the reporting plan of Karl Rossi in 1826 in the Mikhailovsky Garden, there was a linden alley in this place. Later it was lost, and a tennis court appeared in its place. During the restoration of the Mikhailovsky Garden in 2003, the court was removed, and the reconstruction of the alley in its original form began.

– As a native of St. Petersburg, I am anxious about the magnificent architectural heritage and the world-famous gardens of St. Petersburg. This year, due to hurricanes, the Mikhailovsky Garden has lost eight plants that need to be replenished, ”says Maxim Stern, General Director of PSK Group. “At the same time, the Russian Museum returns the gardens to their historical appearance. I gladly support the intention of one of the best museums in St. Petersburg. It is a great honor and an undisguised pleasure for me to plant a tree in such an iconic place and to take part in the reconstruction of the alley as the legendary architect Rossi conceived it.

Maxim Stern took part in the project of the Russian Museum on his own initiative. A tree with a nameplate was planted on October 17 in the northwestern part of the Mikhailovsky Garden as a continuation of the linden alley, according to the plan of 1826. Data on trees, including their age, current state and information about who planted the plant, are plotted on the BIS electronic GIS map. Several years ago, the gardens of the Russian Museum first applied it in St. Petersburg.

Participation in such projects also fully reflects the urban planning philosophy of PSK Group. The company has built and continues to build residential buildings in the historical quarters of St. Petersburg, including the locations of Nevsky Prospekt. These projects are becoming a harmonious part of the old districts, at the same time citing architectural traditions and developing the appearance of the locations in modern times.

“We must return the city to its original features wherever we can. Whether it be gardens and parks with lost plantings or streets where houses once stood. As the modern generation, it is our responsibility to return life and the nature of the locations conceived by the creators of the city, says Maxim Stern.

The “Tree of Life” project was launched by the Russian Museum in 2014. Renowned scientists, athletes, actors and large companies – partners of the Russian Museum took part in replenishing the plantings in the historical gardens of St. Petersburg. Such as Zhores Alferov, Mikhail Boyarsky and others. Over the years of the campaign, almost 40 large trees have been planted in the gardens of the Russian Museum: oaks, lindens, maples and elms.

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