Tallinn Day will create plenty of floral beauty in the urban space
The second day of the Tallinn Day program, 14 May, will be dedicated to the city districts, which will organize several exciting events. One of the highlights of the spring season will be the flower-planting workshops in the districts of Kesklinn, Haabersti, Nõmme, Kristiine, Lasnamäe, and Põhja-Tallinn.
"Just like every spring, Tallinn will be hosting a large number of flower-planting events, where every citizen can help to make their home a more beautiful place. The community planting are a sequence of the clean-up activities that took place last weekend - first, we cleaned up the city and now we are decorating it with flowers. Tallinn Day, the city's birthday, is the perfect time to do this," said Julianna Jurtšenko, Head of the Lasnamäe district. "It's good to see that the interest in participating in community festivals has been growing year by year. Thank you to everyone who contributes their time and energy."
The planting will kick off on Friday 13 May in the Haabersti district, with the planting of flowers in the planting boxes on the flag square in front of the Nurmenuku centre and at Õismäe tee 26, organized by the district government at 10am. With the help of residents, professionals, and children, 1,800 pansies will be planted and will be a real eye-catcher in various locations around the district.
On 13 May, the Kristiine district will join, with planting from 10am till 12 noon in plant containers and flower beds, as well as tidying up the courtyards of Seebi street (Seebi 30a, Seebi 34, and Seebi 36b). In the evening, from 19-20, Jüri Homenja will give a concert in the courtyard of Seebi 34, where there will also be activities for children.
In Nõmme, a community flower-planting will take place on Saturday, 14 May from 10-11 in Nõmme Ema Park (Jaama Street) and 11-12 in Ilo Park (Vabaduse pst 4). Coral bells, sedum plants, daylilies, false spireas, geraniums, and hostas will be planted in the parks. A flower specialist will be at hand to give tips, and maintenance for the plants will be guaranteed until 31 October. The event will be rounded off with a concert by Ott Lepland and Jaagup Kreem in Ravila Park (Ravila 13) starting at 2pm.
At 11am, planting organized by the Kesklinn District Government will start in Tuvi Park, where residents and staff of the Embassy of Germany are invited to join the planting of shrubs. In the evening at 6pm, Marianne Leibur and the Raivo Tafenau Band will give a free jazz concert on Musumägi.
In the Kristiine district, the Kramer community garden (Keemia 41) and the courtyard of Sõstra street 1a will be tidied up on 14 May from 12 noon to 2pm, and flowers will be planted in planting boxes. At the event, you can listen to a lecture on how and which plants to grow on the balcony, take part in tours of the Kramer community garden, etc. Workshops and other activities will be organized for children. The festivities will be rounded off by the band Regatt, who will perform in the courtyard of Sõstra 1a from 5pm to 6.30pm.
In Lasnamäe, the planting starts at 12 in Tondiloo Park (between Kivila sports field and playground). More than 100 rose plants will be planted and the park will be cleaned from litter.
The Põhja-Tallinn District Government will be focusing its efforts on the Sepa street residential area in Kopli, where the Sepa roundabout will get an eye-catching tree surrounded by beautiful sedum bushes and sturdy catswort plants.
But it is not only on the city's birthday that flowers are planted in Tallinn. Already in April, the Tallinn Urban Environment and Public Works Department ensured that nearly 37,000 flowers, mainly pansy plants and horned pansies, were planted. More than 150,000 bulbs planted last year have bloomed in the permanent flower beds (11 200 square meters in total) and on the lawns.
For the full programme of Tallinn Day 2022, visit tallinn.ee/est/tallinnapaev