26.12.2019. Living Christmas Tree - the New Year!
The Botanical Garden of Tver State University invited guests to the traditional family festival "Living Christmas Tree". And even though this season we celebrate New Year and Christmas somehow not at all “in Russian” :)) - without snow and frost – Ded Moroz (Santa Claus) and his granddaughter Snegurochka came to our Festival the real ones)))!
The Soul Garden ancient park was filled with laughter and cheerful voices of children, and adults, of course! We decorated Christmas trees with handmade toys, living trees in the Garden Park! The toys were made from recycled materials and it was a real competition in which there were winners, but no one was left without sweet prizes :))! We drank aromatic botanical herbal tea from a real samovar. And we were sincerely pleased that the guests came to the Festival with their cups and mugs, because the Garden completely refused to use disposable tableware! We sang, danced, played and read poetry! We arranged a real “coniferous tour” in the Garden. The guests of the Festival found out how spruce and fir differ, the eastern Thuja from the western Thuja, what amazing coniferous Tsuga and Pseudotsuga are and why fabulous mice climbed into the cones of Pseudotsuga:)) and, finally, why Siberian cedar is not even cedar!
We made New Year's mice, fish and birds from natural materials at a fun creative master class. We walked in the Green House and admired the orchids at the Exhibition.
Everything was fun, it was New Year's, and not only the Christmas Tree, but generally not a single living tree, we cut down!!!!!
Happy Holidays, friends!
Sincerely Yours, Garden