Wilanow
The Wilanow garden was created as the extension of the residence of Jan III Sobieski near Warsaw in the second half of XVII century. At present it is located within the area of Warsaw city and is a part of the Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow.

Since the end of XVI century Warsaw, as a capitol of Poland, attracted more and more people, who settled down there. Therefore there was increasing number of residences, built in this area together with beautiful gardens. One of such properties is the palace at Wilanow, belonged at that time to King Jan III Sobieski. At the beginning, the garden was created in the Baroque style. The present appearance of the garden is the result of modifications conducted by subsequent owners of the garden as well as the reconstruction works during the middle of XX century.

During the first phase of construction, the garden consisted of two terraces: the upper and lower ones, which adhered directly to the palace and created together one compositional unit. The area of the whole garden at that time was significantly smaller than nowadays (at present this part of the garden is known as Baroque garden).

The upper terrace surrounds the palace from three sides and is closed with the retaining wall and L-shaped stairs. The balustrades both on the wall and on the stairs are decorated by numerous sculptures. The parterres, created in geometric shapes, were located in this part of the garden.

The lower terrace contained previously rectangular pools, changed later into garden parterres. The boskets quarters are situated between them and Wilanow Lake. They are divided in segments by diagonal paths.

The main (short) axis of the garden connects the palace with both terraces and the lake, and ends in the distant landscape of Vistula valley.

The area of the garden was enlarged during the second part of XVIII century. The English-Chinese garden at the south side of the palace and the English garden at the north side of the palace were built. The biggest challenge was to connect in the harmonized way two, quite different in style, parts of the newly created garden: Baroque terraces with typical landscape garden. One can find quite many natural monuments among cultivated trees as well as constructions typical for such style: Chinese Bower, Roman Bridge or Pumping Room Building.

The Rosa garden, created in the second half of XIX century, is located at the south side of the palace, while the Grove of Academos can be found at the north side of the palace.






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Upper terrace
Upper terrace
Upper terrace
Upper terrace
Upper terrace
Upper terrace
Upper terrace
Upper terrace
Upper terrace
Stairs between terraces
Lower terrace
Lower terrace
Lower terrace
Lower terrace
Lower terrace - main landscape axis
Wilanow Lake
Boskets
Boskets
Rosa garden
Rosa garden
Rosa garden
Rosa garden
Wilanów
Grove of Academos
Wilanów
Orangerie
English park
English park
Pump House
English-Chinese Park