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Presidential Palace Garden

The Presidential Palace Garden has a strict French geometric style, which is tempered by perennial plane, cypress, lime and palm trees.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )


    1897 Landscaping.

    2010 Within the context of the International Year of Biodiversity, the garden was a site of action for the Greek Ornithological Society together with students for the placement of nests for birds.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)


  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)


  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)


  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)


  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)


  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)


  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)


  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)


What I can see

The garden has a strict French geometric style, which is tempered by perennial plane, cypress, lime and palm trees. It hosts 140 different species of plants and according to the Greek Ornithological Society many of these plants are rare. Sparrows, blackbirds and magpies are part of the fauna of the garden. It also serves as an outdoor sculpture gallery, hosting sculptures like “Gaida” by Giannis Pappas, “TEL-NEANT” by Giorgos Zongolopoulos, “family” by Natalia Mela and other works of Papagiannis and Varotsos.

What I can't see

This area was the royal kitchen gardens, which were part of the former Royal (now National) garden. The garden design was assumed by the firm of Ernst Ziller, but the choice of the plants was made by a Greek specialist, in order to avoid the mistake of garden architect Smarat in the royal garden, where he placed many foreign ornamental plants which could not flourish due to the country’s climate. The garden entrance is on the side of Vassileos Georgiou Street.

Info

  • Address: 21 Herodou Attikou and 2 V. Georgiou B
  • Postal Code : 10028
  • Τηλέφωνο: +30 210 7283111
  • Website: http://www.presidency.gr

Bibliography

Glyptothiki 2, Έργα γλυπτικής στον κήπο του Προεδρικού Μεγάρου, [Sculpture works in the Presidential Mansion Garden]

http://glypto2.wordpress.com/2010/05/23/%CE%AD%CF%81%CE%B3%CE%B1-%CE%B3%CE%BB%CF%85%CF%80%CF%84%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%AE%CF%82-%CF%83%CF%84%CE%BF%CE%BD-%CE%BA%CE%AE%CF%80%CE%BF-%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%85-%CF%80%CF%81%CE%BF%CE%B5%CE%B4%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%BA/

Last visit 31/8/2012

 

Papadopoulou M. (χ.α.), Ο κήπος του Προεδρικού Μεγάρου, Αρχιτεκτονική- Design- Τέχνες- Κήπος, [The Presidential Mansion Garden, Architecture- Design- Arts- Garden]

http://www.designhome.gr/articles/89-2010-08-10-19-13-20.html

Last visit 31/8/2012

 

Foskolos G. (2010), Περίπατοι στο προεδρικό μέγαρο, Έθνος- Κοινωνία, [Strolls at the Presidential Mansion, Nation- Society]

http://www.ethnos.gr/article.asp?catid=22768&subid=2&pubid=10819014

Last visit 31/8/2012