|Spring flowers in bloom, glimpsed from a window in The Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg|
|St Petersburg's Botanical Garden|
|The palace at Pavlovsk near St Petersburg|
|Irena Phyzikova's garden near St Petersburg|
|Peterhof is famous for its fountains, but you must walk further afield to fully enjoy the gardens here|
|In the woods at Peterhof, outside St Petersburg|
|Sculpture in a private garden, designed by Alexey Skibin near St Petersburg|
I've spent the last week in Russia, looking at gardens and green spaces and will be featuring some of them in the coming weeks. For the Summer Garden in St Petersburg, click here.