The park is home to over a million plants that brush up against the open spaces of surrounding streets, squares, and embankments. The botanical variety of the park reflects Russia’s natural diversity, recreating four landscapes: steppe, forests, meadows and northern landscapes.
Traditionally, early May is marked with some cold. The folklore associates this cold with the early flowering period of bird cherries. However, the sharp weather worsening may often be a week or two latest, and the bird cherry flowering has nothing to do with it. During this period, along with bird cherries, white fragrant flower umbels bloom on elder berry trees.
6.05 – 9.05
May Apparel of Plants
The end of May is the time when rose family apples and cherries start to bloom, saturating the air with the sweet floral aroma. Rose family plants belong to one of the largest flowering families, accounting for 100 genera and 3000 species. They grow almost everywhere on the globe, but mostly in moderate and subtropical zones of the Northern hemisphere.
11.05 – 20.05
Days become warm, and you can see delicate purple blossoms of lilacs around. Its lush, fragrant shrubs attract many insects. The buzz of bees is heard around in the air. However, because of the long perianth tube, the lilac nectar is practically inaccessible to them.