1 September – 1 October

About the Festival

Flower Jam is back!
Last year showed how important natural oases can be for metropolises. Moscow will be immersed in greenery again this year from September 1 to October 1, when you’ll be able to check out new landscape designs, as well as recreations of the most successful Jam projects from previous years. This journey ‘back to the future’ will allow you to enjoy the lush flowering of the outgoing summer and re-experience the holiday feeling that’s impossible to get enough of.

AMATEUR FLOWER GARDEN COMPETITION, SEPTEMBER 11-12

Both amateur and experienced gardeners over the age of 18 can take part in this annual flower bed competition.

Participants will be able to bring their own unique landscape project to life at 18 local sites. Everything needed to create a beautiful flower garden will be provided by the organizers.

The winners will receive valuable prizes! Contestants can take part by themselves or in a team of up to two people.
What to See
Manege Square
Manege Square has become a flaming bouquet! The garden consisting of separate islands connected by walking paths creates a holiday atmosphere.The color scheme echoes the Kremlin walls: flowers and deciduous plants of a red-maroon have been selected. 80% of these are evergreen plants that retain their appearance, volume, and decorative effect throughout autumn and winter. This design is a partial recreation of a 2019 project.
Between Manege and Revolution Squares
During the festival, this area is transformed into a lime alley with flower beds. Six-meter-tall linden trees in large tub-boxes of neo-Russian style were used to create the composition. Mini-rose gardens and bright flower beds are organized in a smaller version of the same design. The design is a recreation of a 2018 project.
Entrance to the Russian State Library
This garden by British designer Matthew Childs was first created on the steps of the Russian State Library in 2017, when the majestic empty space at the building’s entrance was filled with life, as people gathered here to read, drink coffee, and talk. After the library’s entrance was renovated in 2019, the garden was recreated at the request of citizens. Now, in 2021, it has appeared at the entrance to the country’s main library once again.
Square near TsUM
The spectacular garden in front of the entrance to the TsUM department store is dedicated to water. If you look at the contours of the garden from above, it resembles the outline of a stylized fish. The paving surface evokes images of shiny scales and sparkling water on a sunny day. The garden’s perimeter is framed by willows, yellow bamboo compositions, reeds, flowering cannas, and thalia, as well as other flowers and plants that can be seen near the bank of the pond. The central part of the garden is occupied by huge cube-aquariums containing water lilies and other aquatic plants.
Stoleshnikov Lane
Relaxing in the garden on Stoleshnikov Lane, you’ll feel like you’re visiting a summer resort in the center of Moscow! And it provides a wonderful background for photos too. The garden’s main feature is a pergola traditionally found in southern resorts, which is covered with flowering wisteria and climbing roses. Other southern plants are also used in the project.
Monument to K. S. Stanislavsky and V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko
Moscow is Russia’s theater capital. During the festival, the city’s monument to K. S. Stanislavsky and V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko will be engulfed in flowers. This project does not make use of an underlying structure. To create a pop-up garden around the monument’s base, lechuza planters were installed whose shape, texture and color are in harmony with the natural stone of the pedestal. In addition to bright colors, trees and ornamental shrubs are used in the design.
Kamergersky Lane
Vertical garden stands have been installed in Kamergersky Lane. These are frames for flower beds with cells in which potted plants are placed. The bright islands are connected by a pedestrian path.
Novopushkinsky Square
A bright multi-level garden with an emphasis on clear geometric shapes is located above the stairs leading to the boulevard. Voluminous shrubs and bright flowers were used to create the green islands.
Square near the monument to K. A. Timiryazev
There are green hothouses on both sides of the monument containing trees, shrubs, and bright blooming plants. The composition splashes out from the greenhouses onto the stairs at the monument to the great Russian naturalist K. A. Timiryazev. It was he who built Russia’s first greenhouse for his work with plants The design is a recreation of a 2018 project.
In front of the TASS building
The garden in front of the TASS building is made up of mobile wooden modules with places to relax. The area is also decorated with lush flowering plant compositions. The concise modern design emphasizes the brightness and volume of green spaces. The design is a recreation of a 2018 project.
Monument to S. A. Yesenin on Tverskoy Boulevard
The shapes of these geometric, multi-level mini-gardens and vertical flower beds remind one of the silhouettes of modern urban buildings. Bright voluminous flowering plants and lush hanging florae were used in the design, which creates the image of an ideal city where modern architecture is in complete harmony with nature.
Nikolskaya Street
Honeycombed plant compositions and vertical garden racks have appeared along Nikolskaya Street’s entire length. At the exit to Lubyanka Square, several lush flower islands have been installed in an area dubbed the ‘Tiffany Garden’. The bright plants used in the flower beds give the composition not only color, but also volume.
Russian Forest
A real mature pine forest consisting of trees containing compositions of voluminous shrubs and flowers has appeared on Moscow’s neo-Russian Revolution Square. The forest sanctuary near the walls of the Kremlin provides a spectacular background for photos but is also an art project referring to the history of Moscow, which was carved out of forests that still surround the city to this day. The forest preserves in the capital’s suburbs are not only tourist attractions, but also architectural monuments in and of themselves.
Cedar Forest and Greenhouses
Russia’s national treasure, the cedar, is the main theme on the capital’s central square. The cedar forest is a very appropriate choice, given the pandemic. One hectare of cedar forest releases about 30 kilograms of phytoncides per day. These antimicrobial substances provide plants with natural immunity. In fact, these trees sterilize the environment. Some 1,500 Siberian, Ussuri, and Himalayan cedars have sprouted up on Tverskaya Square, a full 0.4 hectares of forest! The landscape design’s second leitmotif is the greenhouses that have been popular in Russia since tsarist times. There will be three at this site: a perennial garden, a palm greenhouse, and a greenhouse with succulents.
Crimean Style
The floral design of this venue conjures up visions of a seaside resort. In the circular area in the center, there is a real sea containing ‘seaweed’ composed of groups of green plants, bright exotic flowers, shells, starfish, and figures of fish and other inhabitants of the deep sea. The show garden, which will serve as a spectacular background for photos, can be installed directly on the ground, or on a stage. The design also makes use of flowers and plants characteristic of parks found on Crimea’s southern coast, as well as traditional park sculptures, classical vases, and replicas of Crimean fountains, in which flower compositions are placed.
Gothic Style
The festive floral design of this venue is designed in the style of a medieval castle’s garden. Copses, mysterious gazebos made of living trees where you can retire among the greenery, ancient stone fountain basins with lush flower arrangements, climbing plants and roses indispensable for medieval castles – all this creates a romantic atmosphere of chivalry and romance, and also serves as a spectacular background for photos.
Merchant Style
The theme of this venue is Russian fairy tales (The Scarlet Flower and others). The fairy-tale forest of mature coniferous and deciduous trees contains apple trees with perfect apples, as well as stones and boulders on which travelers can sit down to rest. There are also lush shrubs and grains characteristic ofКупеческий стиль central Russia, thickets of ferns and, of course, bright red flowers.
Futurist Style
This show garden with its ultra-modern design of smooth streamlined shapes, decorative metal structures, and modern assortment of plants creates a futuristic atmosphere. The color scheme corresponds to the general style. As it’s impossible to imagine a city of the future without nature, large volumes of bright flowers have been planted throughout.
Empire Style
Flamboyant flower arrangements were common in the landscape art of the first half of the 20th century. Voluminous masses of greenery, trees with regular shapes, and lush flower beds with white hydrangeas and roses in classic white planters all emphasize the majestic architecture, while the venue’s clean, concise lines and geometric layout create the atmosphere of a national holiday.
French Style
French mini-gardens take you on a journey to flowering Provence, with lush greenery and blooming buds spilling out over a fence. The structure has a classical design with a traditional French color scheme. Here, you can sit and admire the flowering garden, feel like you’re in France, and take a photo as a memento.
Japanese Style
The venue is designed in the style of a classic Japanese garden, with its traditional elements and plants. The structure is designed in accordance with the site’s oriental style. Dwarf willows, arrays of blooming irises, and ‘bonsai’ made from small coniferous trees and large shrubs, as well as natural objects, have all been arranged in accordance with the canons of Japanese garden art to create the effect that you’re on a journey to the land of the rising sun.
Indian Style
Traditionally, the roofs of Indian houses are decorated with flower wreaths and planters. Visitors are greeted by statues of Indian warriors and the deity Ganesh, with its elephant head and four arms. Bright gardens also await Muscovites and guests of the capital: pink turmeric flowers, geraniums of different varieties and shades, and bright yellow and pink bushes of small-flowered Indian chrysanthemum.
Flower Jam 2021 Curators
Among the curators of the landscape projects are previous Flower Jam winners, experts, and judges on the competition’s jury.
Natalia Zemskaya
Landscape designer, member of the Organizing Committee of the Flower Jam Landscape Design Competition and Festival
Lyudmila Belykh
Landscape designer, director of Belstudio, artist, teacher, winner of exhibitions, landscape competition judge, jury judge for Flower Jam 2019 and 2020
Alina Chernikova
Student of K. A. Timiryazev Russian State Agricultural Academy, bronze medalist in Gardens and People Festival, 2019, Flower Jam 2019 silver medal winner
Elena Bykova
Art Director at Five Seasons Landscape Design Studio, winner of Russian and international competitions and festivals, Flower Jam 2019 silver medal winner
Elena Gorskaya
Art Director at Five Seasons Landscape Design Studio, winner of Russian and international competitions and festivals, Flower Jam 2019 silver medal winner
Natalia Kravchuk
Landscape designer for Harmoniq Design, prize-winner in Russian and international competitions and festivals, Flower Jam 2018 silver medal winner, Flower Jam 2020 finalist, Gold medalist in the 11th Russian National Landscape Architecture Awards in 2020
Olga Filippova (Myrzahanova)
Landscape designer for Harmoniq Design, prize-winner in Russian and international competitions and festivals, Flower Jam 2018 silver medal winner, Flower Jam 2020 finalist, Gold medalist in the 11th Russian National Landscape Architecture Awards in 2020
Svetlana Guseva
Landscape designer for Harmoniq Design, winner of Russian and international competitions and festivals, Flower Jam 2020 finalist

What to Try

Market for Festival Visitors

Natural farm products and unorthodox dishes await Flower Jam 2021 visitors at 20 neighborhood venues. Here, you can enjoy original taste sensations while exploring innovative landscape designs, and there are carousels for the kids too!

Hours:
19 venues: Daily from 10am to 9pm
Tverskaya Square: Daily from 12pm to 10pm

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