Birch forest, through which the Kremlin is visible
At the entrance to the Park from the side of the Red Square is a birch grove. Its ground cover is made up of wild thyme, northern hawkweed and other herbs. Through the birches (one of the symbols of Russia), you can see the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, and the Kremlin. In nature, birch forest is an intermediate type of forest, under its canopy of broad leaves spruce trees develop, and in the long run the birch forest always turns into a spruce one. Therefore, in "Zaryadye" the birch grove borders with the coniferous forest, which reproduces the natural order of things. The change of one type of vegetation to another in botany is called "succession"; this phenomenon is clearly represented on the boundary of the birch grove and the Great meadow.