Moscow Flower Festival

Moscow Flower Festival

Moscow Flower Festival

Today marks the start of the annual Moscow Flower Festival. This festival showcases the very best flowers of the season in Muzeon Park. Entrants to the festival are not just from Russia, but in fact all over Europe!

Celebrate Day of the Rose on 5th July
Celebrate Day of the Rose on 5th July

Visitors are welcomed to look around the displays and attend educational seminars and information sessions on how to improve their own garden, whether that is on an apartment balcony, or a large landscaped garden. The event will be family friendly, with a number of workshops aimed at children and their parents, to encourage them to garden together.

Everyday of the festival will have a theme including the Day of the Rose on 5th July and the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity on 8th July.

More information about the festival can be found here: http://flowershowmoscow.ru/ (in Russian). It runs every day until the 10th July at Muzeon Park, Krimsky Val 2. Open 10am – 10pm.

Megan Beddoe, currently studying Russian at Liden & Denz

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Posted by Megan Beddoe

Hi! I'm Megan, a university student from the UK, currently studying Russian at Liden & Denz Language Centre in Moscow. My parents live in a small village in Kent, but I go to university in London. I started learning Russian just nine months ago, but I never dreamed I would be spending summer in Moscow studying it! I study history at university, where I have become very interested in Russian history, especially Peter the Great, the Decembrists and Siberia throughout Russian history, so I hope to write about everyday history in the city while I am here. My month in Moscow is the perfect way to absorb as much Russian culture and history as possible, so I can go back to university ready for my final year and to write my dissertation on Siberian Exiles in 17th Century. Outside the classroom, I enjoy playing sports - I have fenced for England and Great Britain and I am captain of the LSE Women’s Basketball Team - and I also love to travel. My favourite places (aside from Moscow of course!) have been Cape Town, for its immense natural beauty, and Budapest, for its fun atmosphere! I love to try local food wherever I go, so I hope to be blogging about the culinary delights of Moscow during my stay here.

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