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Participate in the ‘Historic Gardens. Experiences, research, perspectives 40 years after the Florence Charter’ convention

Participate in the ‘Historic Gardens. Experiences, research, perspectives 40 years after the Florence Charter’ convention

The 1981-2021 convention ‘Historic Gardens. Experiences, research, perspectives 40 years after the Florence Charter’ aims to rethink the two Charters for the restoration of historic gardens (Icomos-IFLA and Italian) drawn up in Florence in 1981 in light of the profound changes that have affected the environment, the landscape, society in the transition to the new millennium and the results of an international activity in the restoration of gardens, which has been refined on the basis of the criteria dictated by the Charters. The attention will be placed, in particular, on professional figures and schools, on the impact on conservation and on the approach to the restoration of increasingly binding problems […]

First ERHG General Assembly as a certificated Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

First ERHG General Assembly as a certificated Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

The European Route of Historic Gardens has celebrated its General Assembly on April 20th. The virtual meeting was the first one that the Association has held after its certification as a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe and, because of it, the most important topic to be voted on was the adhesion of new members. All members voted unanimously for the adhesion of five full members: The Foundation for The Heritage Protection of Klodzko County, in Poland, with two gardens (Sarny Castle and Kamieniec Palace); Mainau GMBH in Germany; Naoussa Municipal Park in Greece and Fundaçao Jardim Jose Do Canto and Fundaçao Serralves in Portugal. Fundaçao Serralves Fundaçao Jardim […]

Celebrate with us the II European Day of Historic Gardens next Monday 26th April!

Celebrate with us the II European Day of Historic Gardens next Monday 26th April!

An invitation to discover how our historic gardens contribute to the formation of the diverse and shared European identityCoinciding with the fifth anniversary of the European Route of Historic Gardens Association (ERHG) foundation, the II EDHG also celebrates the ERHG certification as a Cultural Route of the Council of EuropeFind out the Program of Activities prepared by the ERHG and its membersShare with us your memories, pictures, and videos of your preferred gardens Next April 26th the European Route of Historic Gardens (ERHG) celebrates the II European Day of Historic Gardens (EDHG) while taking the opportunity to spread the importance and meaning of having achieved the certification as a Cultural […]

The European Route of Historic Gardens celebrates its General Assembly

The European Route of Historic Gardens celebrates its General Assembly

On April 29th, the European Route of Historic Gardens celebrates its next General Assembly, the first as Cultural Itinerary of the Council of Europe. At this Assembly, we will welcome our new members and we will evaluate the results of the celebration of the II European Day of Historic Gardens (April 26th). We will also present our economic report and advance the activities planned in 2021.

The ERHG patronizes the exhibition ‘Plants and animals’ at the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów

The ERHG patronizes the exhibition ‘Plants and animals’ at the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów

The ERHG patronizes the exhibition ‘Plants and animals. Atlases of natural history in the age of Linnaeus’ at the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów from May 7th Less than a year since its inauguration, the exhibition ‘Plants and animals. Atlases of natural history in the age of Linnaeus’ is back – in a new incarnation. First shown at the International Cultural Centre in Kraków, it now returns in dialogue with the historic interiors of the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów. The narrative structure of the original exhibition showcasing the print collections of the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals at the Polish Academy […]

The ERHG keeps growing!

The ERHG keeps growing!

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

Hannover is looking for a Head of the Herrenhausen Garden

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

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

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. DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE Four aspects were considered particularly carefully: […]

Winter in our European Historica Gardens

Winter in our European Historica Gardens

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 […]