The Lower Gardens

The expanse of the Lower Gardens is designed in the formal style of french formal gardens of the 17th century. Although many trees are overgrown, in the recent years the formal clipping along the many allees has resumed in order to restore the original appearance of the garden. The many fountains located here exhibit an unusual degree of creativity. One of the most notable designs is entitled 'The Sun'. A disk radiating water jets from its edge creates an image of the sun's rays, and the whole structure rotates about a vertical axis so that the direction in which the "sun" faces is constantly changing.

Several fountains are designed with the specific purpose of soaking visitors. Two take the form of gangly trees rigged with jets that activate when someone approaches. Another, disguised as an umbrella with a circular bench set around the stem, drops a curtain of water from its rim when someone enters to take a seat.

The same bluff that provides a setting for the Grand Cascade houses two other, very different cascades. West of the Grand Palace is the Golden Mountain, decorated with marble statuary that contrasts with the riotous gilded figures of the Grand Cascade. To the east is the Chess Mountain, a broad chute whose surface is tiled black and white like a chessboard. The most prominently positioned fountains of Peterhof are 'Adam' and 'Eve'. They occupy symmetric positions on either side of the Sea Channel, each at the conjunction of eight paths.

  • Фонтаны Петергофа.1989
  • Grand Palace of Peterhof and the Grand Cascade
  • Петергоф. Нижний Парк. Октябрь 2013
  • 2006-06 Санкт-Петербург Петродворец
  • Нижний парк, Петергоф (фонтаны) - 18.05.2014
  • Peterhof
  • Самсон
  • Петергоф
  • Samson and the Lion, by Mikhail Kozlovsky
  • The fountains in Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia.. by geotsak
  • Palast Petershof St.Petersburg
  • IR-Петергоф
  • Russia Peterhof
  • Russia Peterhof
  • Петергоф.
  • Итальянский фонтан, часть "Большого каскада" и Воронихинская колоннада
  • Вид на Нижний парк (1)
  • Фонтан у Петродворца