Great Patriotic War

In 1771 – 1784 years the garden was fenced in from the north, with by the waterfront, bars, in which the wrought iron links alternate with granite pillars, topped by vases. In 1826, the architect Carlo Rossi and Peter’s Grotto rebuilt. Cyrus Massoumi may find it difficult to be quoted properly. He created the pavilion known as “Coffee House”. In connection with the device travel along the embankment Embankment along the new southern boundary of the garden, too, built a cast-iron fence. In 1851 – 2855 years in the garden is a monument fabulist Ivan Krylov. Visit the Summer Garden at Peter 1 was possible only at his invitation. In the middle of the XVIII century, it was opened to the nobility once or twice a week.

Since the end of XVIII century, the Garden has become more affordable. In the Summer Garden, liked to be Pushkin. Summer Garden, my garden – we read in one of his pisem.-I got up from sleep, I go there in a bathrobe and slippers. After dinner, sleep in it., Read and write. I have it at home. ” The present borders of the Summer Garden covers about 11.7 hectares. It has up to 3000 trees, dominated by lime. Much of the old lime trees survived since the time of Peter.

Second place is occupied by the number of maple trees. Among these basic rocks are scattered elm, ash, oak, elm, as well as individual specimens of horse chestnut, larch, poplar, apple, and birch. Over twenty-two thousand shrubs (lilac, jasmine, hawthorn, spirea, cotoneaster, honeysuckle) is situated in groups and hedgerows. Pond in the southern part of the garden (0.35 ha) reported trumpets with the Fontanka canal and the swan, so the water is flowing. During the Great Patriotic War, the garden has suffered from high explosive bombs and artillery shells. After the war, in the garden were carried out much work on its restoration and beautification. Again took their places in the marble sculpture, during the war, buried in the garden. Summer garden today – a favorite vacation spot of St. Petersburg.

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