Exploring St. Petersburg’s Gardens

Tauride Garden – Таврический сад The English gardener William Gould was charged with designing the Tauride Garden in true Romantic style, and it was originally laid out in 1783-9 for the estate of Catherine the Great’s favourite (and alleged lover) Grigory Potemkin. The Garden and the adjoining Tauride Palace are named after Potemkin’s title: Prince… Continue reading

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Alexander Garden

The Александровский сад (Alexander Graden) is located along the western wall of the Kremlin. It stretches out from the Square on the Манеж and takes you nearly up to the cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The garden was created by orders of tsar Alexander 1st. He was born in 1777, son of the Paul 1st.… Continue reading

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