The first in Russia Gardener’s Museum joined the Association of Private and People’s Museums of Russia. The museum is owned and founded by the Nonprofit Partnership “The Blooming Planet Educational and Practical Center”.
Dmitry PATRIKEEV, Director of the Blooming Planet Educational and Practical Center
Welcome to the first in Russia GARDENER’s Museum
Today, we would like to tell you about a beautiful new idea that came to our teachers and graduates only three years ago. The idea was to build a collection of old gardening tools, clothes and garden supplies. The initiative was well received by our colleagues, garden and summer cottage owners from Moscow and the regions. Many of them have already responded to our call and gladly donated their old family gardening tools to our collection. And this is just the beginning!
Today, the museum collection contains both ordinary and extremely rare and unusual tools, including rakes, shovels, hoes, trowels, saws, elegant wrought iron pitchforks, old-fashioned pruning shears, flat cutters, branch cutters, watering cans, wheelbarrows, fruit pickers, sprayers, gloves, aprons, gardening shoes, innovative handmade devices and other gardening tools! All these tools are real workers and veterans of the “gardening front”. And all of them still keep the warmth of their previous owners’ hands!
Most of the tools are well preserved and can still be used today, while others don’t look so good, but you will agree that this only adds to the special charm and historical value of these things. Several generations of our gardeners and flower growers used those tools to create and maintain gardens, to work on the land. This turned out to be a bright and attractive idea. We have already collected more than 110 exhibits! Thanks to the wide support, our collection is quickly becoming the first Gardener’s Museum in Russia. It is probably symbolic that the project was born in the year of the 20th anniversary of our YouTube channel “The Blooming Planet”. And the year 2018 can be considered the year of foundation of the Gardener’s Museum.
All the old tools and exhibits are nice to touch, and we believe that they all serve as a link in the chain, a historical and cultural bridge between different generations of our gardeners.
It is crucial that most items in our collection have a description and a small text explaining who, where and when used to work with these tools. So that these are not just nameless objects but tools, associated with personal stories of specific people, which is especially important to us!
Thanks to all our colleagues who responded to our request and donated these exhibits to the future museum.
Finally, gardens are great places for history, love and memory of their creators to live in. And we believe that thinking and creative people are in need of such memories. Let’s study, create and preserve gardening traditions and our history together! In a word, please join us!
On our YouTube channel “Blooming Planet” we regularly publish episodes of the video magazine “Gardens in Great Shape”, in which we post stories, videos and news about our new exhibits.
Museum address: Moscow, Krasnokazarmennaya str., 13 P, The Blooming Planet Educational and Practical Center, our website: designer-sada.ru
Tel.: (495) 724-33-92, contact email: email@example.com