The first spring flowers—crocuses—bloomed on the territory of VDNH. We invite everyone to admire the early flowering, as well as to walk around the territory of VDNH and get a good mood.
You can already see the first crocuses at the arch of the Main Entrance, in the Iridarium near the Moskvarium, near the Floriculture pavilion No 29 and near the Boy with a Fish Fountain. Crocuses are perennial, small plants (no more than 20 cm) in the iris family with narrow leaves and bright flowers. At VDNH, one may find white, yellow, purple flowers. They prefer well-lit, sun-warmed areas—look for them on thawed areas. They usually appear in the second half of March to early April and bloom for about ten days.
After them, the South and North rosaries welcome chionodoxas, perennials of the lily family. And you should look for galanthus (snowdrops) at the Kamensky Ponds, near the Museum of Film, in Ostankino Park. In the forest area of Ostankino Park, the flowers of foalfoot, corydalis and gagea will soon appear.
A year-round green corner at VDNH—Floriculture pavilion No 29, where the ecological and educational centre Mospriroda operates. Visitors can get acquainted with various species of plants growing in Russia and abroad. There is also Ant farm house. These are three layouts with formicaries—artificial ant hills where you can see live ants.
The pavilion hosts landscape festivals, lectures, seminars, exhibitions and workshops in the field of ecology, floriculture, landscaping and the formation of a comfortable urban environment. Regularly themed tours are arranged, and guests are told about the world of plants, insects, as well as the history of the pavilion. Now there is an exhibition of decorative metal sculpture by Mikhail Blinov, a young artist from Vladimir, and an exhibition of paintings by modern botanical artists based on Dutch still lifes.
With the onset of warmth, the bees woke up. You can get a closer acquaintance with their life in the Beekeeping pavilion No 28. The guests will learn the history of beekeeping: they will see beekeeping tools and different types of hives, as well as learn to determine the species of insects. There are regularly informative workshops, lectures and quests. For example, on Saturday, 26 March at 12:00 p.m., the Golden Bee tour will be arranged, at 1:00 p.m.—the Spring Adventures of a Bee quest. Also on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m., all visitors are invited to the Wonderful World of Bees sightseeing tour. Participation in all activities is free, by registration in advance by phone at +7(495)966-09-22 or by e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warm yourself under the spring sun rays on stationary all-season sunbeds located on a wooden deck with a canopy on the bank of the Kamensky Pond No 3 near the Golden Spike Fountain in the Landscape Park of VDNH.
You can hide from the city noise in the maze of evergreen thuyas, which is located behind Fishing pavilion No 38 (Business.TECHNOGRAD).
Listen to the music among the living plants in the Greenhouse of Azerbaijan pavilion No 14. Every week, there are concerts of classical and contemporary music, jazz, blues, soul, rock and soundtracks from famous movies, as well as world hits. You can see the current programme on the website.
A special spring playlist, which has been playing on VDNH radio since early March, creates a special mood while walking around the Exhibition. It includes songs about love, about spring, soundtracks from movies, lyrical and romantic melodies and classical music.
Everyone can sense and buy fragrances from the VESNA.VDNH collection in the gift shops in the Main Entrance Arch (building 227) and in the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre (pavilion No 34). The collection includes a perfume composition, aroma diffuser and aromatic candle. And one may get the free spring issue of VDNH magazine in the flagship Information Centre in the Main Entrance Arch and other sales points.
May-May floristic and decorative workshop at VDNH(pavilion No 47) will help you to choose a bouquet of fresh flowers, as well as tell about the care of cut flowers and the combination of colours in the composition. All in all, there are more than 20 workshops in the Park of Crafts. Everyone can try their hand, for example, in the School of cheese-making, caramel and ceramic workshops and cosmetics lab.