A stable network to promote Historic Gardens

By joining the European Route of Historic Gardens, we enhance the knowledge and appreciation of our historic gardens as part of our European memory, history and heritage. The ERHG invites all historic gardens currently open to public and actively engaged in cultural, educational and tourism activities to join the network and collaborate towards this goal.

Our partners can be full members or collaborators

The ERHG is open to all public or private entities that manage historic gardens as well as all entities that study, protect, collaborate or disseminate the values of historic gardens. Likewise, these entities must have full capacity to act and similar purposes to the ones of our association, constituted in accordance with the laws of the different States and on the basis of the European Union and the Council of Europe principles.


Full members have voice and vote and are those natural or legal persons that acquire such condition by request to the Board of Directors, expressing their associative will with full adherence to our Statutes and regulations with the commitment to assume the inherent rights and obligations. Full members contribute economically to the Association.

Ajuntament de Lloret de Mar


Fundación Aranjuez Paisaje Cultural


consell Mallorca


Gardens of the Royal Castle in Warsaw

The Willanow Palace Museum

Associâo Portuguesa dos Jardins Históricos





Miramare Museo Storico e il Parco del Castello, Trieste



Gallerie degli Uffizi – Giardino di Boboli


Parques de Sintra



Herrenhaeuser Gaerten



Reggia de Caserta




Patronato de La Alhambra y Generalife. Consejería de Cultura y Patrimonio Histórico de la Junta de Andalucía.


LEPL National Agency of Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia


The collaborators are those natural or legal persons who, in the opinion of the General Assembly, can advise the Association on specific issues. Collaborators may participate in the assemblies when summoned and will have neither voice nor vote. Collaborators do not have to contribute economically to the Association.


Laboratorio de  Patrimonio y Turismo Cultural de la Universitat de Barcelona


Universitat de Girona Campus Patrimoni Cultural i Natural Parc Científic i Tecnològic UdG


Universidad de Lisboa


Jacek Kuśmierski

Conservator of Historic Gardens

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Jacek Kuśmierski is a conservator of historic gardens and museum professional. During his studies at the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, he collaborated with landscape architecture studios and cultural institutions such as the National Heritage Board of Poland and the Museum of Architecture in Wrocław. Currently, he works as Historic Gardens Specialist for the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów.

A member of the Polish National Committee at the International Council of Museums (ICOM-Poland) and the Association of Landscape Architecture – Poland. Author of research and conservation documentation for historical gardens, scientific articles and educational materials. His professional interests are the restoration of historic gardens, cultural history of gardens and garden museology.


Nathalie Devernon

Landscape Architect

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Landscape Architect

Christopher Peignart

Historic Gardens Specialist

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Gardens, landscape and environmental management specialist and historian of historic parks and gardens. Degree in Art History, Environmental Archeology in medieval monastic gardens, Master’s degree specialized in Historical Gardens, Heritage and Landscape in the royal gardens of the Domaine de Rambouillet under Louis XVI and the role of royal nurseries in the introduction, acclimatization and dissemination of American plant species in the 18th century in France and Europe. Graduate in Landscaping, specialized in the creation, management and environmental and sustainable maintenance of parks and gardens, with application to the gardens of the Domaine de Trianon in Versailles. He is also a gardener and currently head of real estate projects and responsible for the heritage databases within the Public Establishment of the Palace, the Museum and the National State of Versailles.

In addition to integrate new environmental practices of design, intellectualization, management, maintenance, knowledge, protection and development of biodiversity within the historic gardens, linking the historical and natural heritage; Christopher is also responsible for the realization, animation, implementation and monitoring of the management plan of the National State of Versailles. Finally, he is a member of the Sustainable Development unit of the Public Establishment of the Castle, the Museum and the National State of Versailles created as a result of the ministerial commitments established in the matter, and a reference for the establishment of the ‘Jardin Remarquable’ label (French label of distinction for notable and exceptional gardens due to their historical, patrimonial, plant, botanical, structural, cultural, accessible to the public and activities on offer, etc.) granted by the Ministry of Culture in delegation to the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs ( DRAC).

LinkedIn Historic Gardens Specialist