Based on the urban planning analysis, the main axes of the Garden are formed, the functional zones with the preservation and restoration of historical plantings, the project of reconstruction and landscaping is carried out on the basis of scenarios of activities in the area.
Thomson Garden, which is of great importance as for the science of breeding, as well as for residents and visitors to our city, was founded in 1914 by amateur horticulturist August Karlovich Thomson. Thanks to the unique technology used by August Karlovich, already in the late 20-ies on the territory of the garden appeared many plants not typical for the harsh Siberian climate: lemon, almond, Manchurian nut, ash, elm, apple, pear, plum, cherry and much more. The historical, cultural and environmental value of the garden was used to give it the status of a specially protected area of cultural and historical significance.
The task of the project — not only to restore the unique planting of crops, but also to resume the educational and horticultural and experimental function in the garden, to attract the attention of residents of the city to the careful attitude to the valuable natural areas, to the ecologization.
The axes of the garden are formed on the basis of the existing and planned system of public spaces and transport and pedestrian connections of the residential area. Entrance groups are oriented to the pedestrian directions leading to the public transport stops, near the main entrances, behind the territory of the garden, parking spaces are provided for private vehicles and excursion buses.
The entire territory of the garden is divided into several functional zones: historical (including the zone of reconstruction of the historical alley), administrative zone, trade and exhibition zone, the zone of dendrological collection, landscape park zone (including a garden of exotic plants, native flora garden, fruit crops collection area, herbs garden, apothecary garden, artificial reservoir), nursery, experimental and production field, an educational zone. All functional zones are connected by a system of flexible pedestrian paths and paths, illuminated and equipped with small architectural forms.
The main entrance group is an inviting square, formed by the one-storey administrative pavilions; they accommodate specialized hobby clubs, the A.K. Thomson museum, the consultation center, and the conference hall. Other pavilions of trade and exhibition direction line the central alley that connects the Garden with the new residential development.