Identification and Analysis of Problems in Selected European Historic Gardens during the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are proud to announce the Sustainability journal published Identification and Analysis of Problems in Selected European Historic Gardens during the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper investigates the functioning of historic gardens during the pandemic, based on a survey completed by 23 managers of the 31 historic gardens from June to August 2020.

Written by Katarzyna Hodor, Łukasz Przybylak, Jacek Kuśmierski and Magdalena Wilkosz-Mamcarczyk, it investigates the functioning of historic gardens during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors collected and analysed information on the impact of the pandemic on the behaviour of visitors, maintenance, and condition of cultural heritage assets, European historic gardens.

Four aspects were considered particularly carefully: the situation of gardens during the COVID-19 pandemic, maintenance and care in gardens, virtual activity and communication, and financial consequences. The authors determined the conditions of the gardens and the problems they faced based on a survey and then proposed a diagnosis.

This article belongs to the Special Issue Natural Environment and Cultural Heritage in the City, A Sustainability Perspective; published by Sustainability. This is an international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly, peer-reviewed and open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability of human beings. It provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development, and is published semimonthly online by Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI).

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