A — 2: combining the features of urban and suburban estates
B — 7: and from the south and west – the Moika River and the Lebyazhiy Canal
C — 5: but later many of them were either destroyed in the flood
D — 1: and restorers have done everything possible to keep
E — 4: which contains interesting objects found by archaeologists
F — 6: and enjoy the exhibitions and performances of a brass band
Letniy Sad (The Summer Garden) is a park ensemble, a monument of landscape art of the 18th century. Letniy Sad is the oldest park in St. Petersburg. The park was founded by Peter I in 1704. The Tsar dreamed of his own Versailles and drew its original plan himself. He planned to create a regular, architectural park with accurate layout and straight paths. Prominent architects and gardeners took part in its creation. The park was supposed to become a place of relaxation, __combining the features of urban and suburban estates__.
Letniy Sad is surrounded by water. Natural boundary of the park from the north and east are the Neva and Fontanka Rivers, __and from the south and west – the Moika River and the Lebyazhiy Canal__.
Peter I brought sculptures from Italy for the park and was very proud of them. In the 18th century there were more than two hundred sculptures, __but later many of them were either destroyed in the flood__, or moved to suburban royal residences and the Hermitage. Now Letniy Sad is decorated with 90 sculptures – copies made of artificial marble.
In May, 2012 Letniy Sad was opened after reconstruction. The reconstruction work had been going on for about three years, __and restorers have done everything possible to keep__ Letniy Sad as it was in the 18th century. Among the new items in Letniy Sad, there is the Archaeological Museum, __which contains interesting objects found by archaeologists__ during the restoration of the park. Visitors can take a tour of the park __and enjoy the exhibitions and performances of a brass band__ on Sundays.