VI European Annual Forum on Historic Gardens

Florence, Italy / online
English, Italian

The European Annual Forum on Historic Gardens is a perfect occasion for knowledge sharing and networking among all entities and individuals that are managers or researchers related to historic gardens. This year’s edition took place in the Boboli Gardens in Florence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ECSO was represented by our Co-Founder, Łukasz Przybylak.

Under “A Europe of United Gardens” topic, the ERHG wants to highlight the importance of the common aspects that are shared among historic gardens across boundaries and along time, together with the richness of their diversity. Two sides of the same coin that make this green heritage strong and unique. The Forum opening was count with the presence of Mr. Eike Schmidt, Director of the Uffizi Galleries, Mr. Eugenio Giani, President of the Region of Tuscany,  Mr. Carlo Francini, Head of Unesco Office of the Municipality of Florence, Mr. Lukasz Przybylak, Vice-president of the European Route of Historic Gardens, and with the welcome message of Mr. Stefano Dominioni, Executive Secretary, Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes -Directorate of Democratic Participation (DGII), Council of Europe, and Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes.

The General Conference took place in the morning under the topic “Diversity of Relations between the European Historic Gardens” and with the participation of seven historic gardens’ managers and/or representatives of historic gardens related institutions as lecturers. In the afternoon, the panel “Historic Gardens United in Challenges: Water” approached one of the most critical aspects of today’s historic gardens management, with the participation of nine historic gardens representatives. The forum closed with a presentation by Łukasz Przybylak on the importance of gardens in European cultural policy and diplomacy and the activities carried out by the ECSO.

Recording of the VI European Annual Forum on Historic Gardens available on the Uffizi Gallery’s official YouTube channel.

Eike Schmidt, Director of the Uffizi Gallery; Anna Maria Anders, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Italy; Stefano Barlacchi, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland to Italy; Łukasz Przybylak, vice-president of the European Route of Historic Gardens; Bianca Maria Landi, Coordinator of the Boboli Gardens in Florence. Source:


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