Parcul castelului Bethlen din Sânmiclăuş, judeţul Alba *** Bethlen Manor House Park in Sânmiclăuş, Alba County


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The article presents several landmarks from the history of construction and landscape design of the Bethlen Manor House Park in Sânmiclăuş (Alba County). The mixed style park, listed in the 2004, 2010, respectively 2015 Historic Buildings Lists, was created in the 19th century. Partially decipherable in period iconographic documents, the landscaping was altered during the 20th century, the former elements of which have disappeared almost entirely.
The article describes the main built and landscaped elements of the ensemble, the relationships between them and with the settlement and the surrounding landscape, as they were observed by the author in the summer of 2006, in an attempt to sketch a brief inventory of the current state of the site.

Keywords: residential historic garden, mixed style landscaping, 19th century