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St. Petersburg Parks: Mikhailovsky Garden
November 27, 2019 10:56


Mikhailovsky Garden is one more park in the Central city district of St. Petersburg that is conveniently located between two popular attractions - the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and one of the buildings of the Russian Museum.

The gorgeous Art Nouveau style fence at the entrance from the Griboedov Canal attracts the tourists strolling there to the green kingdom of the Mikhailovsky Garden. We should note that the real name of the creator of this elegant fence has remained unknown until now.

The garden was designed specifically for the wife of Peter I, and during the first decades of its existence it contained many greenhouses intended for growing exotic plants, as well as ponds with live fish. Several dozens of nightingales were brought there from Pskov province.

Later, the landscape of the Garden was changed, its territory turned into a green meadow with numerous paths: it was intended for horseback riding and theatrical performances.

Mikhailovsky Garden is an excellent example of landscape gardening art; rare species of flowers and plants grow on its territory. Special information plates located right next to the flower beds help the guests of the park to learn the details about these plants.

Besides, a real black cherry corner was planted in the garden in 2003 (in time to the centenary of St. Petersburg). The planted trees include not only black cherry trees, but also cherry trees. These trees are already more than 15 years old, but they do not bloom very abundantly and do not bear fruit yet, which is explained by the harsh local climate that is not easy for such trees to survive in.

The Mikhailovsky Garden also has a picturesque pond - the habitat of ducks. Every spring, visitors can watch entire duck families with ducklings swimming in the pond and sleeping on the grass, without any fear of people.

Address: 4 Inzhenernaya Street, St. Petersburg.

How to get there: the nearest metro stations are Nevsky Prospect and Gostiny Dvor.

Opening hours: everyday from May 1 to September 30 - from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., from October 1 to March 31 - from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In April, the Garden is closed for maintenance.

Entrance fee: free admission.

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: St. Petersburg St. Petersburg parks    

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