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18 December 2021, 10:01

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Visitors will be able to see rare flowers, cacti, coffee, palms and other plants.

In the botanical garden of Moscow State University “Pharmaceutical garden”the country’s largest annual festival of orchids, carnivorous plants and cacti “Tropical Winter” has begun. Visitors can see over a thousand orchids in various shapes and sizes, including those smelling like chocolate, blue cheese, cinnamon and tiramisu. In addition, the exhibition presents one of the richest collections in the country of cacti, aloe and agave, carnivorous plants, coffee, palms, mangoes and pineapples, ferns and vines.

Visitors will have access to a part of the old subtropical greenhouse. This facility was closed for renovation more than 20 years ago.

The exposition runs until the spring of 2022. Gradually, new plants will appear and bloom in the greenhouse. The most rare orchids are fenced in glass cases, but most of them are presented in the most natural environment. Visitors can find the most interesting plants in the jungle: vampire orchids, bee orchids and tiger orchids, as well as the blackest and smallest orchid.

On the opening day, everyone will be able to attend the concert. The program includes music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss, Leonard Bernstein and other famous composers. Classical masterpieces at a charity concert at 14:00 will be performed by the State Kremlin Orchestra.

To visit the festival, an entrance ticket to the “Pharmaceutical Garden” is enough, which can be purchased on site or online… For large families and preschoolers, admission is free. Visitors over the age of 18 are also required to present a QR code.

In parallel with the “Tropical Winter” exhibition, exhibitions of botanical illustrations, the most spectacular insects and minimalism are open in the botanical garden.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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