The total diameter of the clock is 19.5 meters, and the diameter of the clock-face is 16.5 meters.
In 2009, on August 23, on the eve of Ukraine's Independence Day, we opened one of the largest flower clocks in Europe and in the world.
About 50 thousand flowers were used to create the first floral design of the clock, half of which formed the background, the same number - the flower clock-face itself. 400 tons of soil were brought to prepare the soil base for the clock. The sketch of the flower clock was developed based on the works of the People's Artist of Ukraine Leonid Andrievsky.
Soil base - 400 tons of soil, 50 thousand flowers, sketch by Leonid Andrievsky.
To define the best place to install such a clock, we arranged a survey of citizens on the Internet portal of the Kyiv city government, but, unfortunately, none of the proposed places met the technical requirements for placing such a large structure. Therefore, it was decided to install a clock on a slope along Institutskaya Street near Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Kyiv is rightfully considered the greenest city in Europe.
And since the installation of the clock, our city has become the owner of an outstanding landmark. From early spring to late autumn, we got the opportunity to check the time “by flowers”. Unfortunately, due to the negligence and irresponsibility of some citizens, the unique clockwork was significantly damaged two days after the official opening. They trampled on the clock, took pictures, and eventually bent the clock hands. The mechanism had to be taken away for repair. But the flowerbed in the form of a clock continued to bring joy to residents and guests of the capital.
After the harsh winter of 2010, the clock bed had to be restored.
As a result, by May 9, one of the largest flower clocks in the world was already showing “Victory Time” - the flower arrangement repeated the appearance of the most famous order of the Great Patriotic War - the Order of Victory. The clock was rearranged again for the Independence Day 2010. Its new motif was folk embroideries - vishivanka. The flower clock works to this day and brings joy to residents of Kiev and its guests, being the pride of the Ukrainian capital.