A stylish, romantic garden park, located on a riverbank in the Pskov region of Russia, inspired by techniques and traditions perfected in the creation of classical Italian parks and gardens.
It is organised as a complex, multi-tiered system of terraces, each with its individual layout and purpose. The garden is located on a scenic hill leading up to a main building in the style of an English-Norman castle.
Water is a central theme of the garden. From the water lilies on the mirrored surface of the pond, which on calm days perfectly reflects the spectacular surrounding views, over the ‘floating’ Cupid statue in the middle, especially imported from France, down through the tiered levels to the edge of the gently flowing river below where the bank slopes away and forms tiny, natural islets and backwaters.
An openwork pavilion lies at the edge of the water. It can be reached by crossing a forged bridge garlanded with Venetian. Walking from the main house to the pavilion during the evening or at times when the garden is shrouded in fog will make you feel like you are immersed in a fairy-tale scenery.
The plants in the garden have been especially selected to suit local climate conditions. All-year-round decorations play a central role throughout, with clipped plants and hedges ensuring that it keeps its structure and allure all year long. The park is especially beautiful in autumn when its variety of bright colours are reminiscent of a painter’s palette.