News in 2006


Festival of Flowers and Landscape Design Opened by the Governor of Saint Petersburg

Improvement and planting of the city play an important role in the work of the city administration. Presence of Georgiy Poltavchenko, the Governor of Saint Petersburg, at the opening ceremony of the International Festival of Flowers and Landscape Design confirms this fact. ‘Our city deserves to be well-attended and decorated, in order to make the citizens happy and to energize our guests’ – noted the Governor.

Sergey Voronkov, the Executive Director of ExpoForum JSC  told about the plans of the Company on festival project development: ‘Next year we plan to expand the exhibition for at least twofold by means of introducing new subjects and sections. I think that many people will be interested in the issue of courtyards improvement, we will present the experience of our Dutch colleagues within the frames of the international collaboration project ‘The Year of Holland in Russia’.

In the end of the opening ceremony the Governor presented Janna Khaina, the General Director of the Landscape Household ‘Kalininskoye’, with a badge of honor ‘Merit for Saint Petersburg’ for her long-term work and invaluable contribution to improvement and landscaping of the city.  For over 70 years the Company has successfully planted the territory of the district with an area of 607.4 ha and decorated it with flowers, grown in the Company’s own greenhouse.

On the same day, on April 26, the Regional Floristry Championship ‘Nevsky Fleur’ started. Among the jury there are specialists of the National Guild of Florists, floristic studio of Alexander and Vladimir Bermyakov, floristic school ‘Plant-A’ and Moscow salon ‘Tsvety na Sretenke’. In the course of the first day each of the four participants shall create three flower compositions based on the fairy tales by the brothers Grimm.  The second tour of the competition and review take place tomorrow. The winners will challenge to take part in the Professional Floristry Championship of Russia.