This Weekend in St. Petersburg: September 21-22, 2019

Chill out with a cup of steaming tea at St. Petersburg’s Botanical Garden, admire fantasy artist Josephine Wall’s magical artworks, make a pretty origami Kusudama flower, and see a grandiose fountain show at Peterhof!

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Fairytale of Your Life Exhibition by Josephine Wall

Josephine Wall is a popular English fantasy artist and sculptor whose works are influenced and inspired by surrealist artists and the romanticism of the pre-Raphaelites. Her magnificent works are now on display at the ArtMuza Museum of Modern Art on Vasilievsky Island. Head there to immerse yourself into the atmosphere of mysterious worlds and draw some inspiration!

Tea Garden Festival

Credit: fiesta.city
Credit: fiesta.city

Come to St. Petersburg’s Botanical Garden this weekend to admire tropical plants and chill out with a cup of steaming tea at the Tea Garden Festival. The program of the festival includes an exhibition of exquisite teacups, a workshop on calligraphy, an exhibition of herbariums, as well as lectures, tea tastings, and a tour of the garden’s amazing greenhouses.

Japanese Autumn festival

  • September 6 – December 28
  • Ticket price depends on the event, check out the schedule
A Kusudama flower. Credit: en.postila.io
A Kusudama flower. Credit: en.postila.io

This autumn offers you a great opportunity to learn more about the Land of the Rising Sun and its truly unique culture, language, and traditions, as from September till December St. Petersburg houses the ‘Japanese Autumn’ Festival. Among this and the following weeks’ highlights are an interactive lecture on the art of origami in cinema and advertising, a workshop on Kusudama flower making, and a workshop on Japanese sweets. The full program is available here (in Russian).

Autumn Fountain Show in Peterhof

  • September 20-21, from 9pm
  • Peterhof Garden
  • Tickets: 1,000 rubles
Credit: rusunion.com
Credit: rusunion.com

This year’s autumn fountain show, which traditionally closes the summer season at Peterhof, is titled “Empress 2019” and dedicated to the 290th anniversary of the birth of Russian Empress Catherine the Great, whose life and reign was closely connected to Peterhof. Splendidly-choreographed theatrical performances will be followed by an impressive show of Peterhof’s world-famous fountains and fireworks.

Enjoy your weekend!

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