Day after my birthday, 28th of February, we went to an exhibition called “The rehearsal of Spring” at the Moscow Botanic Garden “Apothecaries’ Garden”.
End of February is the time, when everyone is literally craving for spring. According the calendar, spring is just around the corner, although in reality it’s not quite right. March is a weird month in Moscow, the weather is still winter-like, although the day time is longer now. Citizens wake up during the sunrise and go off work while it is still day outside. Affects the mood quite greatly~ And even though it’s 0 to -5 outside, on a sunny day you can feel the warmth on your ears. Feels nice!
The exhibition at the Apothecaries’ Garden was announced on TV and on various SNS, so as expected the line was super long (we had to wait for about an hour outside!) and it was quite a lot of people in the glass house itself. We went on Sunday, and tickets were sort of cheap (200 rubles for an adult), so we expected the crowd.
The line led us through the garden, covered in snow. Should definitely come back here in May, when the snow will melt and all the plants around will be in bloom~
Once we went inside, I was overwhelmed by the amount of colorful spring blooms ♥ Such a contrast with the white and unfriendly landscape outside! I’ve never even seen that many of different colors of tulips… And I finally saw the most beautiful in my opinion spring flower, a snowdrop! I remember those from my childhood~ Nowdays snowdrops are considered as rare plants, and it is prohibited to sell bouquets of snowdrops that were grown naturally in a forest.
No wonder this exhibition got so popular, that they had to extend it by two more days! And in the end of the exhibition Botanical Garden gave away 1000 pots with hyacinth and muscari plants! I’m a bit sad I couldn’t attend the giveaway…
Sharing some photos I’ve made on my phone:
A snowdrop (galanthus)