BAROQUE HORTICULTURAL DESIGN

The gardens of the Liechtenstein Garden Palace in the Rossau quarter constituted another focus of artistic interest on the part of Prince Johann Adam Andreas I von Liechtenstein. Together with the gardens of the Belvedere Palace, they were the most important example of Baroque horticultural art in Vienna.

Laid out at the turn of the 17th to the 18th century by the Parisian horticultural designer Jean Trehet (1654–1740) in typical contemporary style, the park contained large parterres de broderie with a variety of formal plantings, flanked on both sides by avenues of alternating horse chestnuts and firs, as well as a central pool with a fountain situated on the central axis.

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