Preparing for spring: tulips, crocuses and daffodils planted in Gorky Park

October 27
Parks and pedestrian areas

About 270,000 bulbous flowers and plants, including daffodils, hyacinths, crown imperials and various decorative onions. will be planted in Gorky Park and Neskuchny Garden until the end of October.

'With the arrival of spring, Gorky Park visitors will enjoy colourful flowerbeds with some 50 varieties of scarlet, white, yellow, pink, coral, purple tulips, 12 types of daffodils, 6 varieties of hyacinths, Lutea and Rubra Maxima crown imperials, and Ivory Queen, Gladiator and Globemaster onions planted. Delicate flower fragrance is to bring spring mood,' told the Press Service of Gorky Park.

In March, white, blue, lilac and yellow crocuses will be the first to appear from under the snow. You will find them near Golitsynsky Pond and in Neskuchny Garden. The Park's peony and dahlia gardens, located to the left of the Central Alley, will have daffodils and crown imperials. Hyacinths and blue camassia will bloom on Sluzhebnaya Alley, sky-blue grape hyacinths and snow-white desert candles will adorn Fontannaya Square, with Mount Everest onions growing on Flower Alley.

Besides, the Park's flower beds already have perennial bulbous plants planted in past years, namely desert candles, crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths, crown imperials, ornamental onions and grape hyacinths.

'The total area of flower beds in Gorky Park has increased almost seven-fold since 2011 to cover about 40,000 sq m. For eight years, renowned landscape compositions of the Park with carpet bedding in Soviet Neoclassicism (Stalinist) style, flower alleys and hedges have been recreated, with lost sculptures and vases put back to their historical sites. We try to create a special mood for each corner of the Park,' the Press Service added.

In October, Gorky Park had a historic 2 m vase with white swans against the blue water surface recreated. It is part of a big decorative composition including 12 antique-style painted vases. Exactly the same composition decorated Pushkinskaya Embankment in the 1930s.

Maxim Gorky Entertainment and Recreation Central Park was founded in 1928. Stretching from the central entrance to Neskuchny Garden, the Park was designed by the avant-garde artist Konstantin Melnikov. In 1932, architect Alexander Vlasov began working on its general layout.

Many pavilions and buildings of the Park built in different years have survived, including the Hexagon Pavilion built in the 1920s, the Green Theatre built in the 1930s, the central entrance arch and the Public Observatory built in the 1950s, and the first light-and-music fountain built in the 1970s.

In 2013, part of Vorobyovy Gory Natural Reserve and Lomonosov Moscow State University was transferred to the Park. In 2015, it included Muzeon Arts Park, the largest open-air sculpture museum in Russia.

Today, Gorky Park is one of the chief symbols of Moscow. Statistically, the Park has about 40,000 visitors on weekdays and 250,000 visitors on weekends, with some 30 million visitors annually.

Source: mos.ru

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