Decorate Moscow: Muscovites to plant 540,000 flowers to mark City Day

Decorate Moscow: Muscovites to plant 540,000 flowers to mark City Day
An amateur landscape design contest will be held at 1,500 venues located in all city districts.

Over 15,000 amateur flower beds with 540,000 begonias, dahlias, chrysanthemums and other annual and perennial plants will be created in Moscow during an amateur landscape design contest held as part of the 2018 Flower Jam Festival.

The contest will take place on City Day, 9 September, from 9 am to 5 pm. Professional landscape designers will be there to help the participants.

“The amateur flower bed contest will be held at 1,500 venues located in all city  districts,” stated a representative of the Flower Jam organising committee’s press service. “At every venue, the participants will be able to create from 10 to 15 1.2m x 1.4 m flower beds. To decorate their flower beds, festivalgoers will be able to choose between about 30 plant species; gardeners will be very familiar with most of them. For instance, people will be able to decorate their flower beds with dahlias, sage, catnip or fescue grass, or use anything else from the list of offered plants. At the venues, there also will be experienced gardeners, who will provide participants with the necessary plants and tools.”

Those who create the best flower beds will get prizes – tablets and gardening equipment sets. The best gardens will be chosen in a vote among the participants (one cannot vote for their own garden).

To participate in the amateur landscape design contest, sign up on the web page of the Flower Jam 2018 festival on the Moscow Seasons official website.

Please fill in your full name and email address, pick your area or district and choose between the offered venues. Their addresses are listed on the website.

The final of this contest will be part of the second Moscow festival of city landscape design, Flower Jam, which will run from 30 August to 9 September. Various venues citywide will have gardens and landscape compositions made up of over 4 million live plants. Last year’s festival, Moscow Summer: Flower Jam, attracted 7.2 million people.