About the festival

The Flower Jam Festival’s wide-ranging program will run from August 22 to September 8. Among the entertainment will be a Flower Ball and Flower Show, cooking contests, a designer art-market, a journey to Wonderland with Lewis Carroll’s characters, music, puppet show, and jazz days, as well as sports exhibitions and themed markets! And, of course, you can visit the dozens of extraordinary gardens that have popped up all over the city for the festival’s landscape design contest.

Festival venues are open from 11am to 9pm weekdays, and 10am to 10pm on weekends.

Contest Nominations

Large Exhibition Garden
Large exhibition gardens cover an area of 200-400 square meters. They are meant to attract people to places where they can quietly rest and reflect amidst green plants. These gardens also fulfill an extremely important role by attracting insects that help maintain the metropolis’ fragile ecological balance.
Large Exhibition Garden
Medium Exhibition Garden
Mid-Sized gardens of 70-100 square meters are created to beautify Moscow’s streets, squares, and parks, becoming new landmarks and meeting points.
Medium Exhibition Garden
Small Exhibition Garden
These gardens of 30-50 square meters not only add colorful accents to city streets, but also provide a place to relax, with chairs, benches, and maybe even deck chairs!
Small Exhibition Garden
Landscape Design for Social Areas
Entries in this category feature sensory gardens, creative spaces, and playgrounds (from 50 to 100 square meters) designed for the grounds of hospitals, schools, and orphanages. Apart from their aesthetic and ecological functions, they actually play a therapeutic role!
Landscape Design for Social Areas
The Competition of Student Projects
The contest is very important to students specializing in landscape architecture, as it provides them with the opportunity to receive peer reviews from experienced designers and become part of Moscow’s ‘green transformation’, which is already well under way. Students create gardens of 50-100 square meters for the festival.
The Competition of Student Projects
September 8: Amateur Gardening Competition
One of the main events of Moscow City Day holiday will be an amateur competition for allfans of flowers and urban gardens! Everybody is welcome to join and create his or her own landsape project. The organizers will provide you with all you need to make flower garden, and winners will be awaited by valuable prizes and presents!
September 8: Amateur Gardening Competition
Expert committee
James Basson (France — United Kingdom)
Chairman of the Expert Committee. Registered member of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) in the UK and of the Fédération Française de Paysage (FFP). Winner of multiple awards at Garden Shows throughout the world including RHS exhibitions. Holder of the title «Best in Show» at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Peter Fink (United Kingdom)
Artist, landscape architect, urban planner, winner of numerous international awards, founder of Studio Fink, author of books on public art and architecture.
Matthew Childs (United Kingdom)
Landscape designer, founder of Matthew Childs Design Studio. Multiple prize winner of prestigious garden exhibitions in UK, Russia, and Turkey including the highest awards of the RHS Exhibitions. Judge and head of the jury at international garden festivals.
James Hitchmough (United Kingdom)
Professor, leading specialist in the field of ecological gardening in the UK, head of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield. Included in the top 10 landscape designers in the UK. Author of the best-selling book on urban landscape architecture. Landscape design consultant for London Olympic Park.
Peter Korn (Sweden)
A nursery owner, gardener and designer at Klinta Trädgård and Peter Korns Trädgård. Peter has designed a large number of landscape projects in Sweden, including the Botanical Garden in Gothenburg, numerous perennial flower beds, roof gardens, green walls, and rain gardens.
Natalya Borisova (Russia)
Master of Landscape Architecture, founder of NB-Garden landscape workshop, multiple award winner of many show gardens competitions. Member of the jury of Russian and international garden competitions.
Gleb Kalyuzhnyuk (Russia)
Landscape Architect, civil engineer, head of GeoGraffity LLC Landscape Company. Winner of landscape design contests.
Marina Ponomareva (Russia)
Landscape designer, project manager in the ART-project DEREVCE. Head of the Landscape Design department in the Higher School of Economics.
Artem Parshin (Russia)
Chief Landscape Architect of the «Aptekarsky Garden» Botanical Garden of Moscow State University, winner of Russian National Award for Landscape Architecture, head of the jury of the Imperial Gardens of Russia garden competition.
Igor Safiullin (Russia)
Landscape architect and civil engineer. Lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture of Moscow State Technical University. Head of the department of landscape design of Zaryadye park in 2016-2017.
Lyudmila Belykh (Russia)
Landscape designer, head of Belstudio landscape design studio, multiple prize winner of garden competitions, member of the jury of landscape design competitions, co-founder and lecturer of the School of Modern Landscape.
Oksana Khleborodova (Russia)
Landscape architect and designer. Founder of the School of Landscape Design and nursery owner. Author of more than 60 articles. Winner of the Moscow Flower Show international festival, winner of Russian National Landscape Architecture Awards, as well as of many international contests and festivals.

Stages of the competition

Call for applications for participation in professional and student contest nominations
Finalists announcement
Identifying sites where the gardens will appear
Finalization of the projects
Drafts with the participation of experts
Projects preparation and realization
Special projects realization
Evaluation of projects by the jury, selection of the winners
Festival Opening
International Forum
Amateur competition
Announcement of the winners in all nominations
Members of the Jury
Andy Sturgeon (United Kingdom)
Chairman of the Jury. Landscape designer, author and broadcaster. Winner of six gold medals of RHS Chelsea Flower Show and two titles «Best in the Show». Included in top 10 of best landscape designers of the United Kingdom.
Jonas Egger (Switzerland)
Designer and CEO of the Greenhance landscape design company, winner of «Russia’s Best Landscape Architect» awards in 2018.
Mario Bonicelli (Italy)
Architect, multiple awards winner: IQU Award, Riabita Award, etc. Co-founder of Arketipos association.
Taisiya Wolftrub (Russia)
President of the Association of Landscape Architects of Russia.
Irina Savvateeva (Russia)
Head of the leading Russian Plants nursery, organizer of landscape workshops, founder and organizer of the Gardens and People Moscow landscape festival, journalist.
Boris Sokolov (Russia)
Doctor of arts, professor in Russian State University for the Humanities, founder of «Gardens and Time» project, translator, photographer, traveller, curator.
Tatyana Koysman (Russia)
Landscape designer, director of Gertruda Gardening Art Center, lecturer.
Elena Dubnova (Russia)
Founder of Architecture of a Living Room Studio, prize-winner of «Best Landscape Company of the Year» contest at the ALAROS (Association of Landscape Architects of Russia) national award, multiple prize winner of garden competitions.
Elena Evgrafova (Russia)
Chief park-keeper of Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, director of Exhibition Garden Show in Tsaritsyno.
Sergey Nits (Russia)
Landscape architect, ALAROS (Association of Landscape Architects of Russia) member, director of Park Line company.
Oksana Kashenko (Russia)
Blogger, journalist and broadcaster, interior design marketing expert, co-founder and editor-in-chief of roomble.com (digital media on design, architecture, and landscape design).
The gardens that were chosen to appear on the streets of Russia’s capital this year are already in bloom, with over 200 thousand live plants between them!
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