The Heart of Flowers, our biannual social and ecological action for children with special and/or other needs held in the Alexander Park since 2014, “went remotely” this year and is dedicated to all healthcare workers fighting on the forefront of the pandemic today.
The crocus bulbs in a heart-shaped flowerbed near the White Tower were planted last October by the children sheltered at Aist (Ciconia), a Pushkin Region centre for families and children in need or in difficult life situations. They would have returned to see their Heart of Flowers in bloom but had to #StayHome and enjoy it in the pictures.
Our social and ecological action is aimed at helping children with special and/or other needs get adapted to a cultural context and making their life rich and diverse. Its mandatory educational component includes telling the children about some unique features of crocuses and the history of the White Tower pavilion with its engrossing atmosphere of a knight’s castle.
This initiative has found interest among our colleagues at the Rostov Kremlin Museum, the Lenin’s Gorki Museum and the Leo Tolstoy Estate Museum Yasnaya Polyana.