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The garden was planted on the newly attached grounds

Here the motives of the Old English Garden are partly used. The garden designer D.Bush took into account the moments of trees transformations during the period of growth and ordered trees of the same species butof different age, width and height. Alleys of Siberian larix and oaks were planted along the coast.

The territory, which was known as the New English Pedestrian Garden, didn’t exist on the plans of the island till 1824. There was a bay on this spot. From one side, it washed one of the island’s banks, and from the other it washed a small island covered with swamp plants.All transformations of this territory can be seen on the 1824 plans.

By 1825 a new pedestrian English garden had been set up, partly planted with Russian trees and plants. Composition of this garden was based on the combination of water surface and various decorative plants set along the banks. Green décor of the New English Gardenwas newly planted. Trees were brought from local arboretums. Having created a new area of the park, the architects skilfully put together different species of trees and shrubs, tied them with the nature of the relief, the water surface and built landscapes, which posessed a great artistic expression.

Elagin Island Ecological Tourist Route

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

2 h
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