Historic gardens’ restoration is particularly complex and some of them are not recognizable due to the lack of knowledge, low management and the impact of plant pest and diseases over the years. An example is the gardens heritage of Liguria Region (Italy), where several major lethal diseases have attacked palms contributing to change landscape and garden structure. To propose sustainable guidelines for historical garden valorization, a research project was carried out. Between 1868 and 1912 in Liguria Region, Ludwig Winter (1846-1912) designed and realized several acclimatation gardens such as the Hanbury Botanical Gardens, by introducing exotic and ornamental species. The correspondence (1868-1906) between Thomas Hanbury and Ludwig Winter was analyzed. Historical documents related to Winter’s projects including plans, designs, notes, seed and plant lists and descriptions were collected and studied. Through the analysis of these historical documents, it was possible to recognize the original garden plans, the compositional features and the botanical species used in Hanbury projects.

New challenges for historic gardens’ restoration: the case study of Ludwig Winter’s Hanbury Botanical Gardens in Liguria Region (Italy)

Paola Gullino;Marco Devecchi;federica larcher
2021

Abstract

Historic gardens’ restoration is particularly complex and some of them are not recognizable due to the lack of knowledge, low management and the impact of plant pest and diseases over the years. An example is the gardens heritage of Liguria Region (Italy), where several major lethal diseases have attacked palms contributing to change landscape and garden structure. To propose sustainable guidelines for historical garden valorization, a research project was carried out. Between 1868 and 1912 in Liguria Region, Ludwig Winter (1846-1912) designed and realized several acclimatation gardens such as the Hanbury Botanical Gardens, by introducing exotic and ornamental species. The correspondence (1868-1906) between Thomas Hanbury and Ludwig Winter was analyzed. Historical documents related to Winter’s projects including plans, designs, notes, seed and plant lists and descriptions were collected and studied. Through the analysis of these historical documents, it was possible to recognize the original garden plans, the compositional features and the botanical species used in Hanbury projects.
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Special Issue "1981-2021 GIARDINI STORICI. Esperienze, ricerca, prospettive, a 40 anni dalle Carte di Firenze"
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Acclimatation garden, historic catalogues, correspondence, landscape architecture, Thomas Hanbury
Paola Gullino, Marco Devecchi, federica larcher
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