The origins of the garden at the Wilanów Palace date back to the end of the 17th century. The composition of the Wilanów estate was shaped under the influence of models drawn from Italy. The shape of the palace referred to that of a summer villa, while the garden, whose elements were planned along the main compositional axis, which exists to this day, was in its form a continuation of the Italian garden style.
Subsequent modifications completed the Baroque character of the residence and made the implementation of the principle of the palace situation between a courtyard and a garden clear. At the end of the 18th and in the middle of the 19th centuries, new areas (the so-called northern park) were added to the garden composition, designed as English-style landscape parks and English riverside parks. The northern park stretches over more than 44 hectares. Due to its unique character, a nature reserve was established within it in 1996. Presently, the royal gardens in Wilanów cover an area of more than 90 hectares.