It is the oldest part of the park

This part of the park was designed for Empress Maria Feodorovna's walks, and only attendants were allowed to walk there.

Intimate assignment of the Garden defined the garden's plan, solved in small forms. Narrow walking paths broke the garden into separate areas with multicolored stripes. Landscapes of each of them differed by grace, subtlety of detail. Composition solution of the Personal Garden was influenced by its location. It is located in the coastal part of the island between the large and medium-Neva, that is why architectural and plant forms were carried out taking into account the perception of the opposite shore of Stone Island. The center of the garden is oriented to the eastern facade of the palace at the foot of which extends a picturesque glade.

Territory of the personal garden, adjacent to the side facade of the palace, is different. The southern part serves as a continuation of the field in front of the palace. They are decorated with groups and single trees, clumps of common lilac, flower beds from greenhouse plants.

Landscapes of the north side of the palace, on the contrary, were thickened. They were put together around separately standing oak trees, groups of silvery ash trees, maple trees and ornamental shrubs. The roads rounded the field with clumps of decorative bushes, groups of trees and dense arrays of plants to ensure the effect of suddenly opening the form on the pavilion under the flag.

One of the most perfect creations of landscape architecture. Pavilion marks the site of the flow of Neva, where it divides into two branches. Place of its construction was exceptionally well chosen. Reflected in the water, it attracts attention from far away.

From the pavilion the promenade road passed between the Nevka coast and the coast of large, complex-shaped pond (I North Pond), which consisted of two separate ponds, connected by a long and narrow duct.

Despite the variety of landscapes and parts of the Personal Garden, it made an artistic whole.


Elagin Island Ecological Tourist Route

For those who is tired of city rush we suggest this route

2 h
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