Orangery of the Tauride Garden in St. Petersburg
A few centuries ago, the Tauride Garden greenhouse was opened in St. Petersburg. It is popular among tourists as the oldest building among similar in this city. Plans for its construction were still in 1782.
The construction of the Tauride Palace as a gift to Catherine II, an unofficial wife, began this year. The Empress together with experienced architects worked on the project. According to him, under a large glass vault was given the place a garden of tropical plants. Unfortunately, the idea was not realized. Orangery of the Tauride Garden was empty.
Builders and designers overtook failures one after another. We had to repeatedly build and rebuild. At the end of the eighteenth century, the “House of the Garden Master” appeared on this site on two floors, which was surrounded by greenhouses. And only a few years later it was reconstructed into a real palm greenhouse with tropical plants.
Building for flowers
Nevertheless, the place was not empty: it began to be used as a nursery for flowers. And when the greenhouse was transported here from Pushkin in 1936, it was called the exhibition hall. The building of the winter garden was partially destroyed during the Great Patriotic War. In the reconstructed building opened an exhibition of flowers. In these walls episodes of some domestic films were shot, which added to her additional fame. The greenhouse of the Tauride Garden "Flowers" pleased every visitor.
At the beginning of the XXI century a new threat hung over the winter garden: it began to interfere with the construction of the next complex of residential buildings. The greenhouse was supposed to be an office space. Society and the media began to actively defend the building. The case was completed in 2009, when Valentina Matvienko, by her decision, approved that the greenhouse of the Tauride Garden would be preserved.
What can be seen
At about the same time, the building was overhauled. Visitors began to be allowed into the renewed greenhouse again, and the list of services provided has expanded considerably:
- You can carefully examine all the plants represented in the winter garden.
- Those who wish can buy almost any flower. Prices are very affordable.
- Young spouses can organize a photo session on the background of greenery. Romantic pictures will remind of a pleasant event. The greenhouse of the Tavrichesky Garden is especially loved by photographers. A lot of picturesque pictures were made there.
- An employee of the registry office can be invited to the building of the greenhouse, who will conduct the official part of the marriage ceremony here. You can make the holiday even more original and cover the festive tables under a set of palm trees and tropical flowers.
Prices per visit
For a ticket to the winter garden will have to pay a very small amount of money: from ten to fifty rubles. That by modern standards is very democratic. Veterans of the Great Patriotic War, residents of besieged Leningrad, as well as disabled people of the first and second groups have the right to be there completely free of charge. Be sure to in your guide should be present greenhouse Tauride Garden. Prices will delight its availability.
The opportunity to visit this beautiful greenhouse in the Tauride Garden is at all. Do not miss this chance if you are in St. Petersburg now. A view of beautiful tropical plants will not leave you indifferent for a long time.imprinted in your memory. Be sure to take photos that can take a doetnye place in your apartment or house. Plants are always a winning background.