Boring Garden in Moscow - Russia

Boring Garden in Moscow - Russia

Boring Garden in Moscow - Russia
Boring Garden in Moscow - Russia

Along the right bank of the Moskva River, from Novoandreevsky to the pedestrian Pushkin Bridge, stretches the Neskuchny Garden, loved by Muscovites and tourists for its well-groomed alleys, dense greenery, bird chirping and almost tame squirrels. This is the oldest recreation area in the capital; administratively, it belongs to the Park im. Gorky. Ravines, copses, ponds, dams, hills, winding paths and spreading trees are filled with a special elusive aura, completely unusual in the very center of the metropolis.

A Bit of History

In 1728, Prince Trubetskoy bought a plot of land near the Kaluga outpost for 300 rubles and built an estate there, calling it Neskuchnaya. The very cream of the Russian aristocracy was invited here to balls and carnivals. Gradually, a dacha settlement was formed around, where the Golitsyns, Yaguzhinsky, Zubovs, Orlovs, Shakhovsky, Demidovs lived. In 1826 the estates were bought by the Palace Department and erected on their territory the Alexandrinsky Palace, a summer residence for Nicholas I. Today it houses the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences. A Versailles-style park was laid out around, when the royal family was absent, the entrance was opened to the general public. You might be interested in the article Paleontological Museum in Moscow.

What To See

In the boring garden there are many exotic trees and shrubs brought from Europe and the Solikamsk Botanical Garden, which belonged to Prokofy Demidov. There is no trace of the old layout, but decorative bridges over ravines and several buildings have survived. The largest is the former equestrian arena that belonged to Count Orlov-Chesmensky. Now it houses the Mineralogical Museum. AE Fersman with a collection of natural crystals of extraordinary beauty. The children's equestrian sports development center located on the territory of Neskuchny Garden serves as a kind of monument to the famous horseman.

In the depths of the park, the Hunting Lodge is hidden, left over from the very estate of Prince Trubetskoy. It has been used for many years as a film studio for the broadcast “What? Where? When?".

The ponds in Neskuchny are very swampy. But the paths and alleys are equipped, joggers run and retirees walk along them. Table tennis tables have been repaired, and the Panda Park with attractions awaits children. There is also a mini-zoo with deer, sheep and rabbits that you can cuddle and feed. The white rotunda erected in honor of the 800th anniversary of Moscow is pleasing to the eye.

The garden has free Wi-Fi, and the Rabochaya Station coworking center with a veranda and a view of the park is open. They provide a comfortable workplace with Internet access and meeting rooms. In the same building there is a children's cafe-club "Shardam" with an environmentally friendly menu and creative development programs.
We promise each other That we will return to the inseparable, Not forgotten, not sad, Forever young garden Neskuchny.
                                          - Alla Latulina

Practical Information

Address: Moscow, Leninsky Prospect, 30.

How to get there: by metro to the station. Leninsky Prospect, Gagarin Square; by buses No. 144, 196, m4, 144k, 4, m1, 111, 1187, H1 to the stop. "Gagarin Square"; by bus No. t79 to the stop. "1st Frunzenskaya Street", then along the pedestrian Pushkin Bridge.
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