Parcul castelului Kendi-Kemény din Brâncovenești, județul Mureș *** The Kendi-Kemény Manor House Park in Brâncovenești, Mureș County


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The article presents several landmarks from the history of construction and landscape design of the Kendi-Kemény Manor House in Brâncoveneşti (Mureş Co.). The landscaped style park, listed on the 2004, 2010, respectively 2015 Historic Buildings List, was created in the 19th century, but gardens belonging to the manor house are mentioned in documents already in the 17th century. The most important modification that the park went under in the 20th century was the decrease in the area of the park itself and the assignment of the rest of the land to utilitarian purposes (farmlands, orchard). Moreover, new buildings appeared on the site. Still, the preserved area of the park is significant and many historical tree specimens have survived. The article presents the main built and landscaped elements of the ensemble, the relationships developed between them and with the settlement and the surrounding landscape, as they were observed by the author in the summer of 2009, in an attempt to sketch a brief inventory of the current state of the ensemble.

Keywords: historical residential garden, landscaped style park, 19th century