Gardening remains a very popular pastime in Russia. Strong demand for gardening products is supported by urban householders who own summer dwellings (dachas) in rural areas. The rural population consumes gardening products to a lesser extent, for economic reasons and the traditional manner of crop cultivation. While the rural population considers gardening as means of survival, dacha dwellers cultivate garden plots mainly because of the health and wellness trend. The possibility of growing one?s own vegetables, fruit and berries, along with the desire for recreation, has stimulated interest in maintaining and improving gardens in dachas. More people are preferring to spend weekends and vacations at summer houses instead of travelling abroad, especially in a difficult economic situation. The increasing number of cottage villages with more sophisticated dwellings has created a basis for the development of the market for gardening equipment, power tools, lawn mowers, bedding plants and exotic trees. Many cottage owners pay great attention to landscape design, and places for sports and recreation.