We are happy to announce that the Foundation for the protection of the cultural heritage of Klodzko County (Poland) and the Mainau GMBH (Germany) are interested in join the European Route of Historic Gardens. The Foundation for the protection of the cultural heritage of Klodzko County would join our network with the adhesion of two gardens, the Picturesque park at Zamek Sarny : Schloss Scharfeneck. Kamieniec Palace, Poland Zamek Sarny : Schloss Scharfeneck, Palace The Eclectic garden at the Kamieniec Palace; and the Mainau GMBH (Germany), with the adhesion of its garden. Mainau GMBH, Germany We will ratify their adhesion in our next General Assembly. In the meantime, we are […]
Hannover is looking for a Head of the Herrenhausen Garden. A long-term professional experience in the field garden maintenance, park management and open space planning are required, as well as relevant management experience. It is necessary to speak German fluently. From February 5th you will find more information at herrenhausen.de/jobs and the state capital Hanover as an employer at karriere-stadt-hannover.de. MORE INFO
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. DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE Four aspects were considered particularly carefully: […]
From the European Route of Historic Gardens, we wish you are having a good start of the year, despite all the adverse circumstances. Let’s keep our spirits high and hope that soon everything will get better. During winter, the weather can be very harsh and lead to disastrous situations; but, on the other hand, winter also leaves us with landscapes of great beauty. We share with you the winter experience of some of our memebers. Aranjuez Gardens, Madrid From a frozen but beautiful Madrid, we can see the consequences of the tempest Filomena: A terrible disaster for our trees and specially for historic gardens, as the Gardens of Aranjuez. They […]
Hortuseum: The Musealisation of the European Gardens in the twenty-first century by Jacek Kuśmierski Garden art consists of a wide spectrum of artistic phenomena and technical solutions related to the composition of greenery. It constitutes one of the integral elements of Europe’s rich heritage and a living record of its timeless values. For at least two centuries, historic gardens have been an object of care of conservators and historians who strive to preserve their artistic, historical, scientific and natural values. They were joined by museologists who perpetuate the memory of the gardens through, inter alia, collecting and processing museum exhibits, providing access to collections, as well as curatorial and educational […]
Merry Christmas and all the best for 2021! Merry Christmas and all the best for 2021 from the European Route of Historic Gardens! We are proud to start a new year as one of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme. Thank you all for your support in our mission to grow together!
Conservation of historic gardens and citrus collections: Conclusions of the gardening seminar ‘Citri et Aurea’ The “Citri et Aurea” project, which has been successfully implemented since 2019, has been unfolding remarkably well, like the cooperation between the Uffizi Gallery and the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace in Wilanów. In early September, a specialist seminar was held. It was attended by Italian and Polish conservators of botanical legacy and historic gardens. The event featured a presentation of both countries’ achievements in the field of conservation of historic gardens and citrus plant collections. The event is held under the patronage of the European Route of Historical Gardens. The strengthening of diplomatic […]
The European Route of Historic Gardens has been certified as a “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe”! The Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) recently approved the certification of the European Route of Historic Gardens, bringing the programme to 40 certified Cultural Routes. It is an honor to receive this certificacion and the best way to acknowledge the historic, artistic and social value of the historic gardens. Congratulations to all our members and collaborators and thanks to the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme!
Four Seasons in the Gardens: Webinars on garden art The series of twelve webinars is a great journey through the most outstanding garden arrangements in Europe. The four parts of the event are dictated by the seasons, which finally combine into a coherent whole, creating a determinant of the idea and synergy between art and garden. Wonderful specialists in the field of garden art will introduce us to issues inspired by wonderful historical gardens. Thematic flower arrangements made by the fantastic Duet of Kwiaty & Miut will make garden considerations more pleasant, showing that trends in the history of garden art can also be presented in a non-obvious way, in […]
Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe 2020: New publication for travellers The Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes was the first certified cultural route in 1987. Since then, the Council of Europe’s Cultural Routes program has identified 38 thematic routes with thousands of cultural sites and events in 60 countries, across Europe and beyond. These routes offer a multitude of opportunities for today’s travellers seeking to discover authentic heritage sites and the lifestyles that accompany them, with a view to reducing their ecological footprint and promoting tourism that supports the sustainable development of local communities. An invitation to travel and learn The publication Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe […]