The Seventh International Festival of Gardens and Flowers "City-Garden" (“Gorod-Sad”) will be held in Voronezh from the 7th to the 10th of September. The program of the four-day forum will include a landscape design exhibition, master classes for professional gardeners, children's eco-games, concerts and meetings with the stars of Russian television. All the events of the festival will be held in the Central Park. Еру сorrespondents of RIA "Voronezh" prepared a review of the most interesting events of "City-Garden 2017.

On Thursday, September 7, there will be no festival events for the townspeople in the park. On the first day of the forum, the international jury will evaluate the works of the participants of the traditional exhibition of landscape design and garden art. The winners will be selected in ten categories.

Friday, September 8


Recreation for everyone

Green Theater

12:00 Grand Opening of City-Garden Festival with the participation of the Voronezh Region Governor Alexeн Gordeyev.

12:30 Awarding the winners of the festival. At the same time, creative teams of the city and the region will perform for the audience - for example, "Princesses Show" and "Circus Lights" performances are expected.

Children's Landscape Gardens Zone

11:00 Presentation of ecological art object "Champicomposteur". The author is architect Claude Pasquay (France).

Art space "Hay-Straw"

10:00 to 18:00 Interactive program of art project "Hay-Straw"

11:30 - 17:00 Rostropovich's Garden — a cellist performance

11:45-17:00 Pushkin's Garden - Theatrical sketch "Pushkin. Duel."

12:00-17:00 Chekhov's Garden - Plastic-dramatic reflections based on Anton Chekhov's play "Three Sisters."

12:15-17:00 Sholokhov's Garden - a theatrical passage from the novel "Quiet Flows the Don".

12:30-17:00 Shukshin's Garden - dramatic sketch on the story of Vasily Shukshin "Zabuksoval".

11:30-17:00 Chamomile Maze - love lyrics of Russian poets.

12:00-15:00 Master classes on willow weaving, making ceramics, patchwork, felting, woodcarving and art decorative ironwork.

Master classes for professionals

Small stage at the entrance to the Central Park

12:00 Master-class "Topiary Trimming of Coniferous Species in Nurseries and on Landscaping Objects" by architectural and landscape studio Green Life.

13:30 Master class "Irrigators of Irrigation Technology. Everything for Industrial and Landscape Watering" by international group of companies "IRRIGATOR - Irrigation Technology."

16:00 Master-class "Backyard Cultivation of Figs, Nectarines, Cranberries, Blueberries and Other Crops, Unconventional for the Central Chernozem Region" by "Divny Sad" farm.

16:30 Master-class on breeding roses (preparation of roses for planting, hiding roses for winter) by Butrimov Flower Farm.

17:00 Master class "Technologies of Planting and Breeding Grapes in Inner Suburbs" by Interregional Public Organization "Club of Wine Growers and Gardeners."

17:30 Master class "Production of a Fragment of a Decorative Panel from Secondary Materials and Fresh Flowers" by floristic studio "Clover".

18:00 Master class "Growing Violets: From a Leaf to a Blooming Plant" by "Violets of Voronezh" collectors club.

Master classes and eco-games for children

Sphere tent No.1 (at the stairs leading to Green Theater)

From 10:00 to 17:30 "Green School" playground is open. Master classes, "Garden in Miniature", "Seasons Tree", "Funny Flower Pom-poms", "Ceramic Floristics", as well as interactive game "Ecological Watch", environmental quest "Green Planet", quest game "Enigmas of Prikhoperye" and eco-quiz "Protected World — the Living World."

Sphere tent No.2 (at the stairs leading to Green Theater)

10:00 Presentation by the Voronezh State Natural Biosphere Reserve named after Peskov. Demonstration of videos about the activities of the reserve. Quizes about the reserve. Assambling puzzle "Stained Glass" Beavers." Mascots – the symbols of the reserve - beaver and deer.

14:00 A presentation by the Khopersky State Nature Reserve. Master class "Assembling an Animal" by the Khopersky State Nature Reserve.

16:30 Outdoor game "Masha's Great Journey" by the Khopersky State Nature Reserve.


Photo - Mikhail Kiryanov (from the archive)

Children's Landscape Gardens Zone

From 10:30 to 17:30 Master-classes by "Leroy Merlin" company.

From 10:00 to 17:00 Master classes and lectures by the Voronezh Oceanarium.

11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 Creative master class "Save Our Planet" by “KidBurg” City for Children

10:00-18:00 Master class on ecological tourism. Roasting marshmallows and free tasting for children. Aquagrim.

In addition, a visiting team of the Voronezh Zoo will perform on the ground in front of Green Theatre. The specialists will bring with them a contact zoo — animals that can be touched and fed.

Meet-the-artist events

Sphere tent No.3 (opposite the pond)

11:00 Meet-the-artist event with Victoria Tarasova, an actress of theater and cinema (television series "Glukhar", "Karpov"), autograph session.

14:00 Meet-the-artist event with Marina Golyadkina, an international master of sports (synchronized swimming, group), world champion-2017, European champion-2016, champion of Russia-2015 and winner of many more titles and awards. Autograph and photo session.

17:00 Charity concert of singer Aphrodite, theater and cinema actor Stas Erdley and Erdley Band performing cover songs on Russian rock.

Saturday, September 9


Photo - Mikhail Kiryanov (from the archive)

Meet-the-artist events

"Meat Capital" ground

10:30 A lesson with the champion. Exhibition training by Alexander Karelin, a Soviet and Russian athlete, classic wrestler, three-time winner of the Olympic Games, nine-time world champion, 12-time European champion.

10:30 Meeting with Vasily Merkulov, a Soviet classic wrestler, champion and prize-winner of the USSR championships, prizewinner of European championships, honored master of sports of the USSR, legend of Voronezh sport.

Tent-sphere No.3 (opposite the pond)

11:00 Meet-the-artist event with Victoria Tarasova, actress of theater and cinema (television series "Glukhar", "Karpov"), autograph session

12:00 Meet-the-artist event with Grigory Shevchuk, actor of theater and cinema, culinary show "A Dinner Party" of the REN-TV channel

14:00 Meet-the-artist event with Marina Golyadkina, international master of sports (synchronized swimming, group), world champion-2017, European champion-2016, champion of Russia-2015 and winner of many more titles and awards. Autograph and photo session.

15:00 Meet-the-artist event with Ksenia Surkova, actress of theater and cinema (TV series "Zakrytaya Shkola", "Olga"). Autograph and photosession.

17:00 Charity concert of Russian pop stars.

Green Theater

15:00 Meet-the-artist event with "Molodezhka" series actors Alexander Sokolovsky and Sofya Shutkina.

17:00 Interactive variety program "The School of Stars", host Sergey Nekhaev, program director of radio station "Europe Plus," "Retro FM" radio station presenter

18:30 "In the Rhythm of Life" - exhibition performances of the best studios "Todes" of Kaluga, Rostov-on-Don, Kursk, Orel, Tula, Lipetsk, Voronezh and a special guest, cinema actor, Teatr.DOC actor, winner of youth theater festivals and competitions, host of concerts of Alla Dukhova Theater of Dance "Todes" Dmitry Krivochurov (Moscow).

Master classes for professionals


Photo - Mikhail Kiryanov (from the archive)

Small stage at the entrance to Central Park

11:00 Master class "Growing and Breeding Honeysuckle and Blackberries in the Central Chernozem Region" by “Divny Sad” farm.

11:30 Master class "Wood and Shrub Species, Promising for Cultivation in the Central Chernozem Region" by LLC "Obyedinennye Pitomniki."

13:00 Master-class "Peculiarities of the Cultivation of Bearded Irises in the Central Chernozem Region" by "Melnikovs Iris Garden" household farm.

13:30 Master class "Container Storage of Plants and Decoration of Balconies" by landscape company "Florini".
14:00 Master-class "Secrets of Growing Fuchsia" by "Violets of Voronezh" collectors club.

15:30 Master-class "Plants and Autumn Decor" by floristic studio EtSettera.

16:00 Master class "Beautiful and Strong Roses for the Garden" (selection, planting and care) by Mekhovskyh Flower Farm.

16:30 Master-class "Grapes Bushes Formation" by Interregional Public Organization "Club of Wine Growers and Gardeners".

Master-classes and eco-games for children

Sphere tent No.1 (by the stairs leading to the Green Theatre)

The “Green School” site will function from 10:00 to 17:30. Among the scheduled master-classes are “A Bee in a Garden”, “Flower Composition”, “Flower Creation”, “Whirligig Wind Machine”, “A Flower Made of Foamiran”, “A Flower Made of Organza”, “Creating Decorative Compositions from Flowers and Fruit Using the Felting Technique” and others.

Children’s landscape garden zone

From 10:30 to 17:30 Master-classes from “Leroy Merlin”.

From 10:00 до 17:00 Master-classes and a lecture from the Voronezh Oceanarium.

11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 Creative master-class “Let’s Save Our Planet“ from Children’s Profession City “Kidburg”.

Recreation for everyone

The contact zoo and the “Seno-Soloma” zone work according to the same schedule as on the first festival day.

Sunday, September 10


Photo – Mikhail Kiryanov (from the archive)

Master-classes and eco-games for children

Sphere tent №1 (by the stairs leading to the Green Theatre)

The “Green School” site will function from 10:00 to 17:30. Among the scheduled master-classe are “A Hot Meal Holder”, “A Folk Doll Made of Talash” (a doll made of corn leaves – RIA “Voronezh”), “A Photo Frame Made of Recyclable Materials”, “A Trinket Made of Phyto-Materials”, “Painting on Stones”, “Nylon Miracles” and others.

Sphere tent №2 (by the stairs leading to the Green Theatre)

From 10:00 to 14:00 Ecological games, puzzles and quizzes from VROO “Ecological Policy Center”.

15:00 Ecological workshop “Creating Eco-Handles and Flowers from Recyclable Materials” from ecological association “Rodnik” (Spring).

16:00 Ecology lesson from the regional office of All-Russian Ecological Public Movement “Green Russia” in the Voronezh Region.

17:00 Master-class “A Day in a Life of an Eco-Volunteer” from the Voronezh Institute of High Technologies.

18:00 Master-class “PROotkhody”. The presentation of the “Exchanging Garbage with Trees” rally.

Children’s landscape garden zone

From 10:30 to 17:30 Master-classes from “Leroy Merlin”.

From 10:00 до 17:00 Master-classes and a lecture from the Voronezh Oceanarium.

11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 Creative master-class “Let’s Save Our Planet“ from Children’s Profession City “Kidburg”.

Master-classes for professionals


Photo – Mikhail Kiryanov (from the archive)

Small stage by the entrance to Central Park

12:00 Master-class “Modern Tendencies of Settlement Gardening (Foreign Experience) from JSC “Obyedinennye Pitomniki” (United Nursery Gardens)”.

12:30 A master-class in taking care of roses (main diseases of roses and products for household from the Butrimov Flower Farm).

14:00 Master-class “Visual Ecology: an Image of Gardens of the Voronezh Region” from the “Svoy Sad” (Your Own Garden) project.

14:30 Master-class “Technology of Protecting Grape from Parasites and Diseases” from Interregional Public Organization “Vine Grower and Gardener’s Club”.

15:00 Master-class “The Hydrangea Choice. Special Ways of Trimming and Taking Care of Hydrangea” from landscaping company “Florini”.

16:30 Master-class “Using Recyclable and Ecologically Clean Materials in Field-Specific Design” from architecture and art workshop “Art Workshop”.

17:00 Master-class “Getting Familiar with Episcia and Columnea” from collector’s club “Fialki Voronezh”.

Meet-the-artist events

Sphere tent №3 (opposite of the pond)

11:00 A creative meeting with Ksenia Surkova, a theatre and film actress (TV series “Zakrytaya Shkola” (Closed School) and “Olga”). An autograph and photo session.

13:00 A master-class from Natalia Bichan, a theatre and film actress, the choreographer of reality show “Dom-2” and TV channel TNT.

16:00 A fundraising concert of Russian pop stars.

Recreation for everyone


Photo – Mikhail Kiryanov (from the archive)

The contact zoo and the “Seno-Soloma” zone work according to the same schedule as on the first festival day.

Central alley, park’s parking lot

10:00-20:00 Eco street art “Russian Nature”.
Green Theatre

13:50 An awards ceremony for the winners of ecological contest “City in Flowers”.

14:00 A concert of folk ensembles of Voronezh and the Voronezh Region (performances of such ensembles as “Vesennie Zori”, “Chernozyomochka” and others).

16:00 A concert of men’s choir of the Voronezh concert Hall “Russian Format”.

18:00 The closing ceremony of the VII Voronezh International Festival of Gardens and Flowers “City-Garden”. A concert of the Voronezh Academic Symphonic Orchestra under the supervision of an Honoured Arts Worker of the Voronezh Region, bandmaster Igor Verbitsky, and festival’s special guest – a winner of National Theatre Award “Golden Mask” in the “Best Actress” category, a winner of a bronze medal of the Irina Arkhipova Fund “For Achievements in the Vocal and Theatre Art Field”, Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Irina Makarova (mezzo-soprano).

In addition, a food court will function in the Central Park during the whole festival. For the complete programme of the seventh “City-Garden”, visit the website of the Department of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Voronezh Region.