Rumyantsev garden (“Rumyantsevsky sad”)


Rumyantsevsky garden is located between the 1st and 2nd lines of the Vasilievsky Island, near Universitetskaya naberezhnaya

At the time of Peter the Great, the Menshikov Market was on the place of this garden. Then there was a deserted cobblestone square named Rumiantsevskaya in 1818 when an obelisk was installed in its center.

An architect N.N. Kovrigin planned the garden according to the laws of symmetry.

Officially the garden was named Rumyantsev, but it always had the second name: Solovyovsky, which was popular among the citizen. 

Marble vases were on the alleys of the Rumyantsevsky garden from the side of the Neva river, a musical pavilion was built in the fence: it was a platform on a high granite basement. Two fountains were installed in the center of the garden, designed by D.I. Jensen.

In 1939 the garden was called Ploshad Shevchenko (the square of T.G. Shevchenko).

In 2001, the garden was returned to its original name.

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