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The Imperial Gardens of Russia

The State Russian Museum has the biggest collection of Russian art in the world and maintains four historical gardens: Mikhailovsky garden, Summer garden and the green territory of Russian museum occupy 30 hectors in the historical centre of Saint-Petersburg, while Tiarlevo garden is in Pavlovsk (30km from the city centre).

Who maintains the Russian Museum Gardens
A large team of specialists in landscape architecture, park restoration, research and development is working in Russian Museum Gardens.
The Imperial Gardens of Russia Festival was organised with the purpose to promote historical Russian gardens and modern trends of international landscape design. With the aim of popularization both historical parks of Russian Museum and modern trends of landscape design among general public.
The Russian Museum gardens management consists of several departments.
Department of Research and Study, Conservation and Development:
Sector of landscape architecture and restoration
Sector of monitoring of plants
Sector of garden maintenance specialists for each garden
Department of engineering

Since then the Festival has become the annual significant event attracting about 100 000 visitors. It lasts 10 day in early June during the period of White Nights. The Festival became renowned abroad and all over Russia. Participants and landscape specialists have established many contacts with their foreign colleagues.

The Festival is traditionally supported by the Government of Saint Petersburg. It is also under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent.

One of the most exciting events of the Festival is a show-gardens contest. About 25 participants are judged by the International Professional Jury. The visitors vote for their favorite gardens as well. Every year the top ranked Russian and foreign landscape designers participate in the Garden Festival. For the providers of plants and hard materials the participation in garden construction is an opportunity to advertise their products among professional audience and general public. The Festival attracts tourists and high media attention.

Site: The Imperial Gardens of Russia



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