Mikhailovsky Garden, St. Petersburg

Mikhailovsky Garden, St. Petersburg

Mikhailovsky Garden, a stunning oasis of meadows, groves, walkways, floral and fauna, is an 18th and 19th century garden that was strongly influenced by the work of Carlo Rossi, designer of the Mikhailovsky Palace.

The unique garden came to life when Peter the Great requested architect Jean-Baptiste Le Blond design three summer gardens. Mikhailovsky Garden is located in the former location of the Swedish Garden. The present Summer Garden consists of the two other gardens.

In 1743, Catherine the Great tasked architect Carlo Bartolomeo Rastrelli to update the garden. Rastrelli added fountains, marble sculptures, and installed ponds in the garden. In 1819, Carlo Rossi added an oval lawn in front of the adjacent palace and a pavilion pier. What makes this creation unique is that it is a beautiful combination of French and English influences and seamlessly blends into and compliments the adjacent Mikhailovsky Palace.

The garden became a part of the Russian Museum at the end of the 19th century. In 2001, the park was renovated to maintain the style created by Rossi. Visitors should make sure to view the Tree of Freedom by sculptor A. P. Solovyev and the stony pavilion pier and cast-iron bridge by architect Carlo Rossi.

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Sight Name: Mikhailovsky Garden
Sight Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Parks and Sights of Saint-Petersburg  

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