II Forum on Historic Gardens – Annual Assembly of the European Network of Historic Gardens

The Historic Garden of Villa Garzoni (Collodi, Tuscany, Italy) will host the second European Forum on Historic Gardens, organized by the Fondazione Nazionale Carlo Collodi and the European Network of Historic Gardens, an organization that promotes the declaration of the historic gardens of Europe as Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.

After holding the first forum in the town of Lloret de Mar (September 2017), this second meeting aims to bring together specialists and managers of historic gardens from Poland, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and other European countries, where the historic gardens are part of its Cultural Heritage, with special attention to the gardens of the Royal Palaces and the historic gardens of cities of the continent that have a sustainable cultural and touristic uses.

The Forum is open to all people interested in the European Cultural Heritage and especially to the entities that manage Historic Gardens and wish to obtain for them the Mention European Cultural Route granted by the Council of Europe since 1978.


II EUROPEAN FORUM ON HISTORIC GARDENS: Villa Garzoni, 5-6 September 2018

II Foro Europeo de Jardines Históricos


Wednesday, 5th


9.30 h. Reception and accreditation of participants
10.00 h. Opening of the Forum by local authorities and the President of ENoHG.

10.20 h. Opening lecture: Research, restoration, conservation and management of Historic Gardens. PhD. Jose Tito (University of Granada and lead of the Scientific Committee of ENoHG)

11.00 h. Coffee break

11.30 h. Lecture: The European Historic Gardens nowadays. PhD. Didier Wirth (Institute of Gardens and Landscapes – Fondation des Parcs et Jardins de France)
12.15 h. Lecture: The Garzoni Garden, welcome to Pinocchio’s home. President or Manager (Historic Garzoni Garden)

13.00 h. Lunch break


15.00-17.30 h. Annual General Asembly of the European Association of European Historic Gardens, under the coordination of the President of the ENoHG, Mr. Jaume Dulset (Mayor of Lloret de Mar, Catalonia, Spain).
– Introducing and approval of the the official File to opt to the Mention of Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.
-Ordinary Agenda

18.00 h – 19.30 h. Guided visit to the Garzoni Historic Garden.
21.00 h. Official dinner.

Thursday, 6th


9.30 h. Lecture: The Programme of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, perspectives for networking on Cultural Heritage and Tourism. PhD. Eleonora Berti (European Institute of Cultural Routes, Luxembourg)
10.15 h. Lecture-colloquium: New perspectives for a network of Historic Gardens at the European level. PhD. Jose Tito (University of Granada and lead of the scientific committee of ENoHG)

11.00 h. Coffee break

11.30 h. Focus Group : Coordinate by PhD. Monica Luengo Añon (ICOMOS -Spain, European Institute for Gardens and Landscapes).
– Cultural and Tourist products in the field of European Historic Gardens. Experiences and potential for collaboration at a European scale.

13.30 h. Conclusions and closure of the forum.