Dear guests! Please note that on Monday, February the 19th, the Florarium will be closed due to maintenance works. Accept our apologies for any inconvenience!

Botanical Collection

Zaryadye is not only a public space but also a nature museum. The extensive collection of plants in the park reproduces the distinctive features and diversity from all the different natural zones in the country — from the dense forests to the harsh northern lands.
Plants of the Week
Plants of the Week
11.02 20.02
When there is foliage, plants with bright colored bark look very nice in the Park. Red and orange willows are among them. Zaryadye has shrub willows of the Arctic Alpine group: Woolly, Lapland, Oppositifolious and Blue-Grey Willows.
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Botanical calendar
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Winter Rupture
Winter Rupture
February used to be called “Side Warmer”. The winter is still deep, but when the sun comes out, icicles start dripping. During the daytime, you can already feel the first long-awaited warmth. The Park workers start preparing the planting material – they buy seeds, sow seedlings. The gardeners are preparing the seedlings of southern regions – peppers, eggplants, celeries and strawberries.
1.02 – 10.02
Winter’s Defeat
Winter’s Defeat
In mid-February, the first thaw comes to replace cold weather and strong winds. The snow becomes harder and its surface is covered with ice crust. In the folk calendar, the fifteenth of February was called Zimobor (Winter’s Defeat). This is the time when spring meets winter. As the old folklore has it, if this day is warm and the snow melts, the spring will come soon, but if the day is snowy and frosty, then you cannot expect the spring to come early.
11.02 – 20.02
Spring Arrival
Spring Arrival
In the last week of February, people celebrate Maslenitsa (Butter and Crepe Week), which is a traditional holiday of the Eastern Slavs, marking the transition between winter and spring. The famous folklorist V. Ya. Propp believed that the main purpose of Maslenitsa rites was to improve fertility. In these days, gardeners begin to work hard: they trim shrubs, disinfect fruit trees, and install birdhouses. Starlings come flying when the ground starts to thaw. The Park becomes filled with the spring sounds: the singing of birds and the murmur of streams.
21.02 – 28.02
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