In historic gardens and parks, water is both an essential aesthetic category as well as an indispensable natural resource.
Water appears in a wide range of forms: outstretched lakes, bubbling fountains or gentle ponds. Exploring a garden from its waterways optimally complements a stroll through the grounds – something visitors still love to do up to the present day.
Furthermore, historic gardens, traditionally created as a “Gesamtkunstwerk”, embracing architecture, architectural staffages and monuments within a natural setting, are highly dependent on the supply of water for very different types of vegetation. Hence, the increasing number of drought events in the growing season and extreme summer heat as well as rapidly sinking groundwater tables may seriously affect the vitality of plants and trees. Likewise, raising groundwater can also be a major threat by impeding trees to grow roots into the deeper soil, hence, losing anchorage and thus becoming more susceptible to windthrow during storms.
This international symposium provides an opportunity to discuss such impacts and possible solutions to safeguard our historic parks and gardens with experts from Eastern Europe, with special focus on their relevance and applicability to the region of Berlin-Brandenburg.
Der Eintritt ist frei. Eine Anmeldung bis zum 13. Juni 2018 ist erforderlich unter: https://bit.ly/2IXZNvJ