Table of contents:
- Where is it?
- History of the Milyutinsky Garden
- Modern reconstruction
- Garden arrangement
- Historical figures who loved to visit the garden
- How to get to the park?
- Park opening hours
Moscow is Russia's largest metropolis, home to over ten million people. He lives such an active life that most of them have no time to stop, comprehend their lives, and relax. Meanwhile, there are a lot of places in the city where peace, silence and natural beauty await a tired city dweller. These are gardens and parks, of which there are 200 in Moscow. One of the best is the Milyutinsky Garden, affectionately called Milyutka by the locals.
Where is it?
The Milyutinsky Garden is located on Pokrovsky Boulevard, 10. This is the Basmanny District of the Central Administrative District. It is worth noting that in the same area there is a square with the same name, but on Novoryazanskaya Street.
In fact, the Milyutinsky Garden belongs to Ivanovskaya Gorka and the White City - historical Moscow territories where the first urban buildings of the future capital arose.
History of the Milyutinsky Garden
The history of this city parkis inextricably linked with the ongoing changes in the entire zone. Almost from the 14th century, orchards were laid out in these territories, and among them were the estates of boyars and princes.
The 18th century saw dramatic changes. Partially, the gardens were cut down, and the area was dug up. This was done in order to create a barrier to possible fires.
The place was settled by servicemen and merchants. They laid out the Milyutinsky Garden at the Survey Office, built in Khokhlovsky Lane, in 1754. It was a park closed to the public. It was possible to get into it after passing through the clerical yard. In fact, the park was part of an old garden that was saved from cutting down. Only this time they broke the paths in it, installed a fence.
The Milyutinsky Garden in Moscow was opened to the public only after the archives of the office were taken over by the People's Commissariat of Agriculture in the revolutionary days. At that time, this institution was headed by V. P. Milyutin. It was his name that the garden, previously simply attributed to the office, was named after him. An entrance from the side of Pokrovsky Boulevard was opened for public access, an arch was erected.
In 1936, the park received a new status and changed a bit. The Milyutinsky garden has turned into a children's park of a regional scale. After that, the locals gave him several nicknames - Milyutka and Milyutinka. This garden has become more than just a park. It organized summer camps for children. Children of elementary grades were busy with games, needlework, competitions.
LastThe garden was reconstructed in 2001. In the course of the work, it was additionally landscaped with trees, shrubs, the old ones were renewed and new lawns and flower beds were planted. All the paths were lined with modern figured tiles, and forged fences were installed. A beautiful fountain was built.
Children's and training grounds have been completely refurbished. For younger visitors, a wooden building was also built in the depths of the garden. This is not only the administration of the park, but also the location of many children's sections.
Citizens can have a great rest on the territory of the Milyutinsky garden. Today it covers an area of 9 thousand m2. This is an island of peace and quiet. Paths from the entrances lead to the center of the park. Resting places are equipped among the trees, wooden benches with forged bases are installed. For children, the garden is equipped with playgrounds, training areas and paths for rollerblading and skateboarding. The wooden building is the center of circles, studios and sections.
Beautifully sprawling green spaces allow you to take unforgettable photos of the Milyutinsky Garden on Pokrovsky Boulevard. Unfortunately, almost nothing remains of the original garden. Only a few apple and cherry trees, which, apparently, are descendants of those trees that were here earlier, can now make it clear that these were just fruit plantations.
Today the garden grows mainly chestnuts, lilacs and jasmine. In the flower bedstraditional annual and perennial plants are planted that can delight with bright greenery, flowers and buds throughout the warm period. In summer, the garden is beautiful and pleasing to the eye. Visitors are allowed to sit on the lawns and have picnics. Despite the fact that the park is small in size, it is not crowded with visitors.
Historical figures who loved to visit the garden
Very close to the garden is the building where the artist I. I. Levitan lived and worked for a long time in a small wing. Milyutinka's garden paths were his favorite place to take a stroll. A.P. Chekhov, F.I. Chaliapin, K. A. Timiryazev, as well as other artists, artists and collectors. It can be assumed that people who visited the wing could also walk along the shady alleys of the garden.
How to get to the park?
The nearest metro stations are Turgenevskaya, Chistye Prudy, Sretensky Boulevard. Having reached any of them, you will need to transfer to trams 3, 39, "A", bus 3N, which go to the stop "Kazarmenny Lane". All transport runs regularly at intervals of 10 to 30 minutes.
There is only one entrance gate to the park today, they are located directly opposite the entrance to the Kazarmenny Lane. Those that remained from Soviet times (in the form of a white arch) are no longer used. The arched structure is periodically whitewashed, and the gratings are painted.
Park opening hours
For a long time, guests came to the garden almost around the clock. It didn't do him any good. After the last reconstruction, we determined the schedule for the work of the garden and organizedguard.
Now visitors can come here seven days a week, but only from seven in the morning to nine in the evening. At the same time, the garden is guarded both during the day and at night. This has benefited the appearance of the garden. It is especially clean and well-groomed.