Since then the Festival has become the annual significant event attracting about 100 000 visitors. It lasts 10 day in early June during the period of White Nights. The Festival became renowned abroad and all over Russia. Participants and landscape specialists have established many contacts with their foreign colleagues.
The Festival is traditionally supported by the Government of Saint Petersburg. It is also under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent.
One of the most exciting events of the Festival is a show-gardens contest. About 25 participants are judged by the International Professional Jury. The visitors vote for their favorite gardens as well. Every year the top ranked Russian and foreign landscape designers participate in the Garden Festival. For the providers of plants and hard materials the participation in garden construction is an opportunity to advertise their products among professional audience and general public. The Festival attracts tourists and high media attention.