At the court at any time of the year on a table were abundant, even rare fruits: pineapple, grapes, cherries, peaches, strawberries, melons. Part of that something turned out of the greenhouses in part were brought from the south. In Ropsha, which belonged to the Empress, it had large greenhouses, which were grown excellent fruit. However gardening in St. Petersburg did not develop because of the unfavorable climate. Among the amusements in Russia at the court was still hunting for bears. Moreover, this bears kept in cages, and then released. And shoot bears and ladies.