Guided Tour for People with Disabilities Through the Botanical Garden of the Moscow State University - Aptekarsky Ogorod

On the April 27th, 2017 Messe Düsseldorf Moscow Ltd. supported by Ottobock organizes a guided tour for disabled through the Botanical Garden of the Moscow State University – “Aptekarsky Ogorod” (engl. - the apothecaries’ garden). During this event, guests will be shown the historical Palm House with orchids, carnivorous plants, vines, palms, as well as the new Victorian orangery with unique pool with gigantic water lilies and lotuses, also a glasshouse with one of Russia's largest collections of cactuses and other succulents.

Alexey Reteyum, Director of the Botanical Garden of the Moscow State University – “Aptekarsky Ogorod”, will tour the guests through glasshouses and through the Spring Flower Festival. He will also inform visitors about the garden facilities in terms of accessibility. Further more, participants of the guided tour will visit Russia's first gerbera exhibition, timed to the 280th anniversary of the first description of the Gerbera genus. After the event, guests will be invited to a welcome dinner, where the new concept for the “Integration'17 Moscow” Trade Fair will be presented. 

According to Mr. Thomas Stenzel, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf Moscow Ltd., organizing such events has become a good company tradition. “The choice of Botanical Garden of the Moscow State University - “Aptekarsky Ogorod” - as a location for holding this event was not accidental. Walking along the reserved territory with unique glasshouses is, in my opinion, an excellent opportunity for people with disabilities to see unusual places in the center of the megapolis and to bring bright colors and new positive impressions into their lives. We will present our new concept for the “Integration'17 Moscow” Trade Fair as a part of the guided tour. This Trade Fair is a unique project aimed at improving the quality of life of people with disabilities as well as at developing tolerance within our society”, - Thomas Stenzel says.

Alexey Reteyum, Director of the Botanical Garden of the Moscow State University - “Aptekarsky Ogorod”: “We are constantly trying to make our botanical garden as accessible as possible for people with disabilities — as it is especially important for these people to have a possibility to enjoy the unique atmosphere of this green oasis in the center of Moscow, to admire our amazing plants from all over the world, to connect with nature visiting numerous exhibitions, festivals, concerts and other events in the ”Aptekarsky Ogorod”. Everyone has equal rights to knowledge and to beauty. We've done a lot already, yet there's even more to do ahead”. 

Among special invited guests of the guided tour are representatives of the following organizations: the All-Russia Association of the Disabled, the All-Russia Association of the Blind and the All-Russia Association of the Hearing Impaired, RZ Preodoleniye, ROOI Perspektiva, Zhisn bez granits; paralympic sportsmen and prominent public officials on disability issues.  
Come and join us for the guided tour at the Botanical Garden of the Moscow State University - “Aptekarsky Ogorod”. Time and place: Prospect Mira 26, bld. 1, 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Historical Background of the Botanical Garden of the Moscow State University - “Aptekarsky Ogorod”:
Founded by Peter the Great in 1706, the Botanical Garden of the MSU - ”Aptekarsky Ogorod” is a historical and cultural monument of Moscow. It is Russia's oldest botanical garden as well as the most well-kept, photogenic, conveniently located and accessible garden of the capital.
The garden's glasshouse complex (Palm House, Succulent Orangery, Victorian Orangery, Seedling Orangery and Subtropical Orangery) is one of the most visited and one of the five most photographed places in Moscow.
The garden is fully accessible for people with disabilities: accessible, equipped with special ramps in glasshouses and restaurants and with an elevator to the 1st floor, where a fully equipped WC for the disabled is located. 
From 15.04 to 1.06.2017 the 17th Spring Flower Festival is held in the Botanical Garden of the MSU -“Aptekarsky Ogorod”. This is the most colorful, enchanting and beautiful event in spring Moscow.
The guided tour through the “Aptekarsky Ogorod” will be lead by the Director of the Garden, Mr. Alexey Peteyum. Over the past few years, the garden has changed mostly due to his efforts.
Thanks to the active socially oriented life position of the garden's director, “Aptekarsky Ogorod” takes first places at national and international competitions. 
The garden's Instagram has over 190 thousand followers, and all federal media cover the events announced by the garden's administration.

Information About the “Integration'17 Moscow” Trade Fair

The leading international exhibition for rehabilitation equipment and technology – “Integration`17 Moscow” - will be held from June 14th to 16th, 2017 at the Expocenter Fairgrounds in Moscow. The exhibition is organized by Messe Düsseldorf Moscow Ltd. in partnership with Leipziger Messe International GmbH supported by two world's leading international trade fairs REHACARE (Duesseldorf) and OTWorld (Leipzig) as well as social organizations: All-Russia Association of the Disabled, All-Russia Association of the Blind & All-Russia Association of the Hearing Impaired, RZ Preodoleniye, ROOI Perspektiva, Zhisn bez granits.

“Integration`17 Moscow” is a unique project aimed at improving quality of life for people with disabilities as well as at developing tolerance within the society. Russian and foreign key manufacturers are traditionally going to demonstrate the latest technologies for creating barrier-free environment, efficient methods of social adaptation, innovative solutions for disabled people. Moreover, scientific and practical conferences, webinars, master classes, workshops, sportive and cultural events will be held within the frames of the trade fair.

Contacts:
Elena Oberemova
Head of Department 
PR and Marketing
Messe Düsseldorf Moscow Ltd.
Phone:  +7(495) 955-91-99
Mob: +7(906) 729-56-86
  

Olga Ushakova 
Manager 
PR and Marketing 
Messe Düsseldorf Moscow Ltd.
Phone.: +7 (495) 955-91-99
Mob: +7(929) 644-56-02

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