The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 3: European Gardens (500AD-1850)

Polish garden design

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482. In respect of gardens in the geometric style of design, the most ancient royal example is the Jardin Electoral de Saxe. It was never completed, and is now a public garden. The Jardin Kraszinski is another public garden; but by far the most remarkable is that of Lazienki, or the Bath, formed by the last king, on the site of an ancient park, at Ujasdow, within the suburbs of the city. At the beginning of the reign of Stanislaus, in 1764, it was a marshy wood, planted with alders, with some canals and other stag nant pieces of water, near which was a grotesque edifice, called the Bath, from which this park takes its name.