The English Landscape Park
In the 18th century, English parks brought a revolution in landscaping. The geometrical symmetries of the earlier Italian and French gardens were replaced by nature-like arrangements; and the perfectly straight hedges and multi-coloured patterns – with groves, glades, hills, and rivulets.
Krzysztof Penderecki interpreted this English tradition in his own manner, in the north-eastern section of the park, where a meandering path leads guests round a vast clearing slightly sunk into the ground with conifers and oaks. On the way we can see vistas of rare varieties of maples and pines. The bower known as ‘mother-in-law’s confessional’ invites visitors to rest.