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Bardini Gardens in Florence
The Università Internazionale dell’Arte, the European Institute for Cultural Routes (Luxembourg) and the Fondation Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron (supported by the Ente Cassa di Risparmio de Florence) are organising two study seminars from the 6th to the 10th and the 13th to the 17th of June in Florence. The two seminars are at the heart of a programme of collaboration between the governments of Luxembourg and Lithuania on the theme of historic parks and gardens.

The subject of the first seminar is that of the history of gardens in Europe, with particular reference to Central Europe and the countries of the former Eastern Bloc. Those invited to make presentations will come from the various countries that have recently become members of the European Union, together with those which are scheduled to join in the near future: Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania. The seminar’s purpose is to promote a better understanding of the European dimension in the design of gardens and its development over several centuries in the various countries which have in common a similar concept of the garden

The second seminar, from the 13th to the 17th of June, will deal with the restoration of historic gardens and the potential benefit to be gained from a suitably restored heritage. There will also be an examination of the restorations of Central European and Italian gardens. Examples of the economic value British, and in particular, Cornish gardens will be presented, together with those of France, notably from Joinville, Terrasson and their neighbours. The conference will conclude with a round-table at which there will be a presentation of a number of management projects within the programme of European Cultural Routes. It is intended to visit three recently restored Florentine gardens, in particular, the Bardini Garden which will be open to the public from the beginning of June.

A third seminar, with a limited number of places, will be organised in Lithuania from the 17th to the 21st of July and will take place in a park close to the capital, Vilnius.

Fees: 600,00 € per seminar
Price for two seminars: 1,000,00 €

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