Moscow parks, squares and alleys will be decorated with plants from the gardens of “Flower jam”. The festival was held in the capital from September 1 to October 1. During the week, experts dismantled their works of landscape art and are now ready to plant almost 50 thousand shrubs, flowers and trees in permanent places.
Active Muscovites apply to the organizing committee of the festival and themselves offer locations that can be landscaped. So, residents of the Severny district asked to refine the wasteland next to house 15, building 4 on Dolgoprudnaya Alley. On October 9, 1.8 thousand plants were solemnly handed over to them, including willows, hydrangeas, veronica, fescue, sedge, wormwood, physalis, strawberries and many others.
Most of the plants — almost seven thousand – will be planted in the Yauza Park. Rudbeckia, hydrangeas, turf, roses, birches, perovskii will appear there. The Gorka Park, which attracts Muscovites with its unusual relief, will be decorated with six-meter lime trees, which during the festival could be admired at the transition from Manezhnaya Square to Revolution Square. Also, a lot of English and climbing roses will be planted in the park. They are considered universal flowers — they can be used in various decorative compositions not only in the form of a bouquet, but also as hedges. These varieties of roses are unpretentious in care and resistant to many external factors.
The collection of the botsad will be replenished with unique southern and aquatic plants that were used at the site near the entrance to the TSUM on the Kuznetsky Bridge. It was decorated in the form of a stylized figure of a fish, decorated with willows, compositions of reeds, yellow bamboo, flowering cannas and thalia. The central part of the garden was occupied by huge cubes-aquariums with nymphs and other aquatic plants. Boxwood, oleanders, camellias and pyracantha will also go to the Apothecary Garden — a total of 617 plants. They will be planted both in greenhouses and in the open air.
The open international competition of urban landscape design “Flower Jam” and the festival of the same name are organized as part of the cycle of urban street events “Moscow Seasons”. They were held in the capital in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2019, the project participants presented 42 summer gardens, 15,000 flower beds and four new city parks to Muscovites. Then 7.7 million residents and guests of the capital visited the festival venues. From September 1 to October 1, 2021, more than 30 festival venues were operating in Moscow.