Category: garden

Spasskoe-Lutovinovo Manor, the State Memorial and Nature Museum-Reserve (Усадьба Спасское-Лутовиново)

The State Memorial and Nature Museum-Reserve “Spasskoe-Lutovinovo Manor” is located in Mtsensky District of Orlov region. The manor is the family seat of the classic of Russian literature Ivan Turgenev; the estate was donated to Turgenev’s forefathers Ivan Lutovinov from Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible. Ivan Turgenev is […]

The Botanic Garden of Moscow State University “The Apothecaries’ Garden” (Ботанический сад МГУ им. М.В. Ломоносова «Аптекарский сад»)

In 1706 Tsar Peter the Great decreed that the new apothecaries’ garden for the cultivation of medicinal plants should be opened on the northern edge of Moscow. The plants which had been growing in the Garden were used not only for the preparation of drugs but also for […]