REVITALIZATION OF THE BOTANICAL GARDEN, THE HOSPODÁR GARDEN AND THE LAVENDER PLANTATION OF THE BENEDICTINE ARCHABBEY OF PANNONHALMA
The Benedictine Archabbey of Pannonhalma has three gardens on a total of 24 hectares, each different in character and purpose. In the botanical garden on the northern slope of the Szent Márton Hill, which was originally a vineyard and orchard, systematic landscaping and ornamental planting began in the 1820s. Along with this, the two-hectare Hospodár Garden, which is south of the abbey, and the ten-hectare lavender plantation were also regenerated.
Under its long-term development plans, the lavender plantation will shift its focus from crops to medicinal herbs. The strict geometry of the ground plan, the arrangement of the planting boxes, and the static surface of the garden pond all seek to reinforce the feel of functionality, while the proportions evoke the atmosphere of old monastery gardens.
Landscape architecture design: Albert Fekete (LéptékTerv Tájépítész Iroda), Szabolcs Vajda (Tájépítész Bt.)
Architecture design: Klára Szilágyi (Palatium Stúdió)