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 !