About the Festival

Flower jam was the first regular Moscow Seasons festival to be held after the partial lifting of restrictions that were imposed due to the pandemic. In the first month of autumn, some 1,500 Himalayan and Siberian pines from Ussuri appeared on 0.4 hectares in Tverskaya Square. More than 20,000 trees and flowers, with islands of maples, roses, chrysanthemums, and other plants, sprouted up on Manezhnaya Square. A tiered garden, consisting of voluminous shrubs, trees, bright flowers, and waving stalks of grain, blossomed in Novopushkinsky Square. In total, the festival featured more than 30 venues in both downtown Moscow and its neighborhoods.

You can share your opinion of the festival at the city’s Active Citizen site.

Amateur Flower Garden Competition

On September 11 and 12, an amateur flower garden competition was held at 18 neighborhood venues. More than 300 people planned their own landscape design projects and brought them to life over two days. The contest’s main prizes — digital tablets — were awarded to 36 people!

Another 18 projects were chosen as favorites by visitors, and the designers of these were awarded with sets of gardening tools. All participants received mementos from the event.

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355 participants
8500 plants
179 flower gardens
36 main prizes

Landscape and Culinary Solutions

Muscovites and city guests alike could stroll through French mini gardens planted with lavender, petunias, boxwood, roses, and sage, or visit a Japanese garden containing bonsai and dwarf willows. There were Crimean, Indian, and merchant themed venues as well.

In addition, visitors could buy natural farm products and try unconventional dishes at 20 of the festival’s neighborhood venues, where free carousels could also be found.

The Plants’ Future Fate

The festival gardens were dismantled in the first week of October. The 50,000 shrubs, flowers, and trees they contained will now find new homes in Moscow’s parks and squares. In particular, the plants will adorn Yauza and Gorka Parks, as well as The Apothecaries' Garden run by Moscow State University’s botanical gardens.

Active Muscovites can apply to the organizing committee to propose locations for landscaping. Residents of the Northern District requested that an empty lot on Dolgoprudnaya Alley be improved, and some 1,800 plants were ceremoniously given to them for this purpose on October 9. The new foliage included willows, hydrangeas, veronica, fescue, sedge, wormwood, physalis, strawberry bushes, and many other types of greenery.

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