Flowers have always evoked popular beliefs in different cultures relating to this miracle of nature as a symbol and attribute of joy and celebration, as well as the embodiment of gratitude, admiration, passion, tender affection, and many other feelings.
This summer the Grotto pavilion, one of the most picturesque sites in the Catherine Park, houses an artistic display of natural flower compositions and elegant pieces of glass and porcelain with floral designs from renowned Western European and Russian manufacturers of different times. As part of the museum collection, these items reflect not only the fashion of the epoch but also personal tastes and likings of the former royal owners of the residence. This year’s display focuses on flowers either raised or especially loved at Tsarskoye Selo.
The exhibition is open till September 30, 2010 at the Grotto pavilion (Catherine Park), 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily except Monday.