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The Summer Garden, St Petersburg, Russia

The Summer Garden occupies an island between the Fontanka, Moika, and the Swan Canal in Saint Petersburg, Russia and shares its name with the adjacent Summer Palace of Peter the Great.


Season:
Autumn


Location:
St Petersburg, Russia


Credits:
GAP Photos/Charles Hawes - Owner: The Russian State


Feature No:   4234 

Qty of Images:    28 

 



 
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Synopsis
The Summer Garden occupies an island between the Fontanka, Moika, and the Swan Canal in Saint Petersburg, Russia and shares its name with the adjacent Summer Palace of Peter the Great. The park was personally designed by Tsar Peter in 1704, supposedly, with the assistance of the Dutch gardener and physician Nicolaas Bidloo. Starting from 1712, the planting of the Summer Garden was further elaborated by the Dutch gardener Jan Roosen, who was the chief gardener of the park till 1726. The well-known French architect Jean-Baptiste Le Blond, who arrived in St. Petersburg in 1716, added to the park the flavour of a Garden à la française. The Summer Garden was largely completed in 1719.  The garden was subject to a major restoration between 2009 and 2012. The garden is open to the public without charge. Details of opening hours on website of EGHN.org. It is the only garden in Russia listed on the EGHN website. There is a tea room and Museum and public toilets.

 

 

 
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