The Squirrel at the Upper Garden
17 Apr 2015 | From Natalie of Russia
Peterhof, or Pavlovsk, is the youngest of the grand Imperial estates around St. Petersburg. Named in honour of Tsar Pavel, this fine neo-classical palace and its extensive landscaped gardens are stamped with his taste and even more so with that of his wife, the German-born Maria Feodorovna.
There are plenty of squirrels in Pavlovsk. Natalie shared that when someone goes to Pavlosk, he or she should always have some nuts to feed the squirrels. They are not afraid of the people, and the children love them. The squirrels come right up to you and take nuts from your hand, then leave immediately and stores the nuts in their homes.