The very first palace garden in Kamieniec was created around 1780 during the construction of the baroque country estate. Its axial and simple layout included the vegetable quarters and basic ornamental parterres as well.
Some highlights of the Kamieniec Palace in Kamieniec (Poland)
Kamieniec 47, 57-300
Coordinates: 50.45529, 16.54118
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Phone: +48 74 869 20 45
By car: 15 min from Kłodzko.
The very first palace garden in Kamieniec was created around 1780 during the construction of the baroque country estate. Its axial and simple layout included the vegetable quarters and basic ornamental parterres as well. This walled garden had a little decorative pavilion (Lusthaus) that was a part of the southern border wall. The entire garden was laid higher that the groundfloor of the palace so that the decorative parterres were perfectly visible from the grand windows of the palace’s piano nobile.
The garden has been firstly transformed in the middle of the 1800’s. The grand rearrangement in the spirit of the Prussian picturesque parks took place in 1881-1883 and was initiated by the von Seherr-Thoss Family. The garden was divided at that time into two main interiors. The central one located directly next to the palace was decorated with the flower clumps, a carpet-bedding arrangements in front of the palace and large groups of rhododendrons and roses. The main decorative element of this part was a pavillon (Tea House) which was an original building from the 1780’s.
According to the garden art trends the border wall has been demolished and the garden was opened to the landscape around the property. The main vista from the garden included the view upon the Śnieżnik Massif known also as the “Fujiama of the Klodzko Valley”. The side interior of the garden included a collection of shrubs and perennials. There was a tiny rockery that was located on the southern wall of a barn. East from the garden there was a large orchard, vegetable garden with hotbeds and the gardener’s house combined with a large dryer for fruits and crops.
The main garden reflects a typical landscape design with gravel paths leading the visitor from one viewing window to another. The garden overlooks the nearby hills and distant mountains. The southern and western edge of the garden is marked by a relic of a stone wall from the late 18th century.
Historical species of plants and trees grow there: linden trees, maples, beeches and horse chestnut. There are also rhododendrons, garden and wrinkled roses, jasmine and many others including the seasonal (spring and summer) planting. In the south-western corner of the main historic garden there is a hidden little viewing hill with a stone bench looking towards the Śnieżnik Massif (1 425 M. ASL.) and Igliczna Mountain with a charming 18th century Sanctuary on top of it.
In the southern garden, there are shrub beds planted with raspberries and blackberries, wild roses and trees, marking out the long distant vistas. A red beech single tree grows in the middle of the lawn. Guests could enjoy the landscape from the inside of the wooden English Arbour or from the big wooden platform where comfortable armchairs and sofas are placed.
The garden in Kamieniec consists of 5 parts:
Inside the old barn that was adapted to the hotel, restaurant and conference space there is a little exhibition about the history of the Kamieniec Palace including the story of a few years lasting restoration process.
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