Bishops' Gardens

The park was established together with the Bishop's Palace built in 1837-38. Its basic layout has been preserved to this day – the main axis of the park's interior run as at present, leading south along the pond between two historical avenues: hornbeam avenue, lime trees and chestnut trees avenue.

After World War II, the main space, originally composed of a flower bed garden – grassy and open, gained new, ahistorical and not always happy trees and shrubs. Numerous red oaks deprived the park of its open space – these trees will be replanted.

The main decorative, no longer existing, element of the Gardens was a large round flower bed under the Palace – the so-called parterre – visible on the photo from 1905. In the post-war period, the park gained mainly coniferous ground-cover and spherical trees, which did not harmonize with the historic nature of the park. The parterre will be reconstructed according to the drawing showing an identical flowerbed from “Wzory kwietników ogrodowych” written by W. Bielski in 1908.

The driveway to the Palace from the side of Baroque stairs leading to the stone bridge over the Wierzyca River will also require some transformations to restore its original form.

Work on the revalorisation of the Gardens is scheduled to last until the end of January 2022.

Former cart house

The U-shaped building of red brick, built in the first half of the 19th century, was used, according to its name, as a stable building for carts. Its technical condition is poor, in many places even alarming. The basic problem is the dampness of walls resulting from rising damp, and the roof that begins to crumble. It is bent in many places and has numerous defects in the tiles, which are also in a poor condition.

Thermomodernisation (including insulation of walls to preserve the renovated brick façade) and general renovation of the rafter framing and roof covering will also be carried out as part of the project. Window and door carpentry, floors, plasters and all heating, ventilation, water, sewage and electrical installations will be replaced. The interiors will be adapted to the new cultural and educational functions. For this purpose, a glass corridor on the side of the renovated courtyard will be built.

Work on the reconstruction of the cart house is scheduled to last until the end of January 2022.

Former gatehouse

The gatehouse from the first half of the 19th century is located in the immediate vicinity of the Northwest entrance to the palace and park complex. Although the façade and roof remain in a satisfactory condition, the interior, due to the lack of insulation, is constantly degrading. The project involves a new damp insulation of walls, replacement of floors, interior plasters, window and door carpentry, as well as repair of lintels in the basement.

Work on the repair of the gatehouse is scheduled to last until the end of January 2022.

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