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Garden of Bacchus in Peterhof (Saint Petersburg)

Bacchus Garden is a well-equipped garden located in the Lower Park of the Peterhof Palace and Park Ensemble in Peterhof (Saint Petersburg).

The Bacchus Garden is part of the overall ensemble of the Marli Palace and is located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland behind the palace's Sector Pond.

The garden was planned in the 1720s by Nicolo Michetti, at the same time as the construction of the Marli Palace.

Initially, the garden had a utilitarian meaning. In the garden, Peter I tried to grow grapes, but because of the climate of St. Petersburg, the idea could not be realized.

Today, the Bacchus Garden is a walking area with lawns that are framed by ornamental trees and flowers, including roses.

In the northern part of the garden there is a memorial sign (a stone with a tablet) in honor of the foundation of St. Petersburg.

In the center of the garden is a monumental monument to the founder of St. Petersburg - Peter I.

The monument is a sculptural group mounted on a high three-stage pedestal, which depicts Peter the Great with Louis XV in his arms.

The statue was cast in Paris in the second half of the 19th century on the model of the sculptor A. Bernshtam. During the Great Patriotic War, the monument disappeared - most likely, it was taken out by the German occupiers. Later, a copy of the monument, recreated by the sculptor Nikolai Karlykhanov from a plaster copy and at the expense of the citizens of Peterhof, was installed on the 300th anniversary of Peterhof (September 13, 2005).

The names of the sponsors are indicated on the plaque attached to the pedestal of the monument: V. N. Belenkov, A. I. Bogun, Yu. V. Fleganov and LLC "DiVAn".

At the eastern edge of the Bacchus Garden, along the alley, under the open sky, there is an information and exhibition platform "Peterhof during the war", which tells about the fate of the city during the Great Patriotic War.

The Bacchus Garden is separated from the main ensemble of the Marli Palace (the Sector Pond and the nearby Venus Garden, which, like the Bacchus Garden, had a utilitarian significance and was used to grow fruit for the royal table) by the narrow Shingarka River.

Three-dimensional view of the Bacchus garden from the upper terrace of the Venus Garden. Learn more about the Garden of Venus…

Practical information

The Bacchus Garden and the adjacent Marly Palace Ensemble are located in the western part of the Lower Park of the Peterhof Palace and Park Ensemble.

The fountains of Peterhof are closed for the winter (do not work) - from about the middle of October.

In winter, when the fountains are not working, the entrance to the Lower Park is free (free of charge).

During the summer, the fountains are open and the entrance to the park is paid.

Tickets to the park can be purchased at the ticket offices located directly near the entrances to the park or in advance-online on the official website.

We recommend that you check the working hours of the park and fountains, as well as the conditions of visiting and the cost of tickets, immediately before visiting the official website.

Website of the State Museum-Reserve "Peterhof": peterhofmuseum.

All the ways to get to Peterhof from St. Petersburg (the airport and the city center) can be found here →

Near the Palace and Park Ensemble "Peterhof" you can stop

The 4-star Novy Peterhof Hotel features a restaurant, a bar, parking, a tour desk, a spa area with an indoor pool, a gym, a steam bath, a Finnish cedar sauna and an aroma sauna.

The rooms are decorated in a modern style and feature a TV with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi, a safe, bathrobes and slippers, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some rooms have a seating area.

The room rate can include: breakfast, breakfast + dinner or breakfast + lunch + dinner. Link to the hotel

EGO-LOFT Apartment (Holgin Pond) they offer views of the lake and the city.

The apartmentfeatures air conditioning, a balcony, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, a bedroom, a kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, and a bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Link to the apartment

Apartments Severnaya Venezia featuring a balcony with lake views, offers free Wi-Fi, a children's playground, a garden and a shared lounge.

The apartmentfeatures a bedroom, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a refrigerator, a washing machine, and a bathroom with a shower. Link to the apartment

All accommodation facilities in St. Petersburg, including in the city center and in Peterhof, can be viewed and booked here

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