1784, architect I. Keizer, F.A. Strelnikov
The "Fir Tree" trick-fountain is a group of three small jetting metal trees, located in one of the lawns near the Orangery. The original fountain was constructed in 1784, by the masters I. Keizer and F.A. Strelnikov.
Comprised of the interconnected tubes, finished in the form of a trunk and branches and covered with wire "needles", these "trees" can be at first mistaken for the real firs, but once you come closer, the fine sprays of water squirt from their branches, revealing their comic idea.
Destroyed during the war, the "Fir Tree" fountain complex was re-created in 1958, by a team of the locksmith and fountain master A. Smirnov.