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Video: Defile Of Gardens In The Center Of Moscow
Gardens for every taste were presented in the competition
Last summer in the "southern" capital of Russia (as opposed to ours, the northern one) for amateurs and professionals in the field of landscape design was eventful as never before: almost simultaneously three new garden festivals were held in Moscow. All were visited by the columnist and author of our magazine Alexey Antsiferov. Today he will talk about the first of three festivals.
The competition "Defile of gardens", held within the framework of the festival "Gardens of Russia", took place on June 8-24, 2012. Its motto "Garden in the Heart of Moscow" was not chosen by chance, because the venue for the competition-festival was chosen near the village of cottages and townhouses "Dubrovka", located five kilometers from the Moscow Ring Road along the Kaluzhskoe highway. If you look at the map, you will see that this village is located in the very center of New Moscow (that is, taking into account the territory annexed to the “old” Moscow in 2012).
A total of 13 projects were brought to the attention of visitors. The most interesting, in my opinion, were "Blue Cabinet", "World of Arts" and "Jam Day". In the first, the concept of a workplace in a natural environment was implemented: a bright red table and chair were located in an intense blue rectangular gazebo, surrounded by live plants and fresh air. This working-idyllic picture was complemented by an illusory waterfall, "flowing" in the center of the gazebo and dividing it into a work area and a recreation area.
The second of my favorite works surprised by the unexpected and harmonious presence of glamor elements in the garden: a dressed-up mannequin, black and white fashion photography and vintage accessories, which gave the work a chic and glossy look.
In the third project, the spirit of the delights of dacha life reigned: tea drinking in the open air, jars of jam spread out in the grass, natural paths made of birch logs.
Other projects also attracted the attention of the audience. For example, the Lotus project featured a bright pink garden gazebo in the shape of a matching flower. An easel set up in the open air and giant pencil benches made of logs attracted attention in the project "The Artist's Cabinet". In the work "Northern pier" around the miniature fort surrounded by a moat, snow-white sailboats, surprisingly easy to manufacture, "floated". The work "Halls of Mind" attracted with its philosophical brevity.
Other works of the festival-competition found their admirers as well: "Aquarium", "Gifts of Nature", "The Lost World", "Natural Park", "Scandinavia", "Fantasy".