St Petersburg Short Break whilst the temporary flower garden is on anyone?

By Abigail Collins | Blog, Russia, Other Adventures | Posted 30 Apr 2015


St Petersburg is a beautiful place to visit in the summer, especially if you visit Peterhoff with its famed fountains , which are only turned on in the summer. We would recommend you visit Peterhoff by hydrofoil on the river - a more enjoyable relaxed way to arrive - and a great way to miss the traffic !

However for three days in June 2015 there is another reason to visit as from 10th until 12th June the Palace Square infront of the world famous Hermitage in St.Petersburg will turn into a huge flower garden.  The IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) will be held for the first time in Saint-Petersburg. The chief architect of the state Hermitage - Valery Lukin is working with the best landscape architects to create this Flower Garden, and has high expectations of a beautiful result.

Landscape architects from more than 75 countries around the world will arrive to the city to exchange ideas and thoughts and discuss the most topical issues of modern landscape architecture..  

So if you were toying with the idea of a St Petersburg short break June would be a good time to go !

Hermitage at night in St Petersburg


Rendention of what the Flower Garden could look like infront of the Hermitage

About Abigail Collins

Abigail has spent 20 years in Marketing and Product Development, and over 25 years avidly travelling around the globe. New experiences are her passion and as a result her travel has been as varied as partying at the Carnival in Brazil, Hiking in the Yukon, diving in the Cocos Islands and living with an Aboriginal community in Australia.

Creating unique new breaks with new experiences is her forte!

As a result of her experience in travel Abigail has worked on some of the more unusual or long haul breaks such as Jordan, Slovenia, India, Istanbul and Iceland.

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