Lonely Planet review for Yusupov Gardens
Due west of the square along Sadovaya ul are the charming Yusupov Gardens, a pleasant park with a big lake in the middle. The flower-filled grounds are a popular place to stroll, sit and sunbathe. The building set back behind the gardens is the Old Yusupov Palace (not to be confused with the Yusupov Palace on the Moyka River, where the Yusupov family moved in the 18th century). The Old Yusupov Palace is closed to the public and used mainly for official receptions.