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: […]
Herrenhausen Gardens – A sign of hope in times of the pandemic The Herrenhausen Gardens also had to close their doors during the lockdown in mid-March. However, the gardeners were able to continue to cultivate the plants outdoors and in the greenhouses, while following the appropriate hygiene concepts. During this time, the Georgengarten developed even more into a living room in the countryside. Everywhere couples and families sat together or walked with the required distance through the 50-hectare park, always critically eyed by the numerous police patrolling in vehicles or on horseback. You could really sense the relief of having a place to relax in the outdoors. As one of […]
After the lock down period, our gardens open their doors and welcome us. Now that we can visit them, we do it in a different way. Yes, we have to keep the health safety measures, but the main difference is that we appreciate them even more than before. We want to welcome all garden lovers to our historic gardens by sharing this beautiful, inspiring and encouraging article written by Mr. Jose Tito Rojo, President of our Scientific Committee and, as he defines himself, “a person of the garden”. Read article
The garden heritage has entered an entirely new era: An era where dynamic social, economic and environmental changes redefine historic gardens conservation and restoration doctrines. The recent months brought another global factor that affected not only the economic stability of many countries and people, but also endangered the green legacy. The pandemic urged us to reconsider many aspects of life, including the place of the man in the ecosystem and our role and responsibility for nature. The reflection is followed by questions of how to manage garden heritage that needs constant care in the context of the limited human and financial resources. Each historic garden resembles a laboratory of a […]
These days we can not go and visit our historic gardens, but they are still there, waiting for us. And those who take care of them are still with them. Our members want to share how are living this situation through a serie of articles and lectures, reflecting on the role of historic gardens.