The historic castle, surrounded by a landscaped park, is located on the route Poznan - Kalisz, a few kilometers from Pleszew. Originally, the castle was in the possession of Leszczynski family, then after many changes of owners and almost falling into ruins, it was renovated in the second half of the nineteenth century by Isabella Czartoryska Działyńska and his husband Jan Działyński.
An interesting design approach during the designing and creating of this park was implemented by using the valley of the Ciemna (previously Trzemna) river to build a run of picturesque ponds. They are an important part of the whole park composition as well as its main decoration and the river itself is the main axis of the whole park.
Ponds, riparian forest, bridges and walking paths create the original and interesting version of typical landscape park, consisted mainly of native species, merged naturally with surrounding areas.
The North part of the park is a typical forest in the contrary to the south part, having a character of an arboretum. These two parts are separated from each other by two ponds.
There are about 80 thousands of trees growing on the whole area of the park, seizes of many of them qualify them for being the natural monument. One can recognize approximately 600 species of trees and shrubs originating from Europe, Asia and North America.
There are a few species bred exactly in this park: Larix decidua Gołuchów
, Picea glauca Gołuchów
and Quercus robur Fastigiata Gołuchów
The old nursery can be also visited there, which at present is used as a garden of ornamental plants. Additionally, there are pineapple-house, vineyard and modern aviary for peacocks there.
The Model Animal Farm
, founded in 1977, is located closely to the park. Its area is approximately 22 ha. At present, visitors can observe there such species, typical for Polish forests, like:
- European bison - the biggest land mammal in Europe. In Poland they live both at large as well as in animal farms. Under protection.
- wild boar - omnivorous species living in all types of forest.
- Polish primitive horse - a species originated from Eurasian wild horse, small mammals.
- fallow deer - a species introduced in XVII century into Polish forests, now can be met almost in every part of the country.