The first thing you’ll notice coming here through the arc from busy Liteynyy avenue is the silence (and the street art piece; Anna’s portrait on the arch was funded by citizens).
It’s nice to drop by into the greenery of the garden (or the peacefulness of the white snow) and to pass some quality time with your thoughts, cruising by the garden roads with few visitors, especially if the sun is shining.
You could also visit Anna Akhmatova’s museum right in this garden (it’s nice), but I’m speaking here about the garden because, well, it’s also worth it!
Recently it’s been allowed to write favorite poetry verses on the walls of the garden — it looks grim and romantic, go write your favorite one, too.
I visit the yard more often than the museum — and I’m happy to tell you there’s a tiny micro-coffee-shop inside the museum near the cloak room (it’s called Sumer coffee spot) where you can get you takeaway coffee and comfortably walk around this garden even if the weather isn’t kind. Follow the chariot signs to find the Sumer coffee.