Spain: European Route of Historic Gardens: Certification Ceremony in Lloret de Mar

On April 6, the certification ceremony of the “European Route of Historic Gardens” as “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” was celebrated within the framework of the General Assembly of the Association. It took place at the premises of the gardens of Santa Clotilde in Lloret de Mar, Spain.

the Enlarged Partial Agreement on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) awarded certification to the European Route of Historic Gardens at its annual board meeting in October 2020. Six years ago, the initiative to form the “European Network of Historic Gardens” (ERHG) with the aim of becoming a cultural route of the Cultural Council of Europe was born at the gardens of Santa Clotilde.

The “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification was awarded to Mr Jaume DULSAT RODRÍGUEZ, President of the Association and Mayor of the town of Llorte de Mar, and the Vice-President, Mr. Łukasz PRZYBYLAK by Mr Stefano DOMINIONI, Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes. The ceremony took place in the presence of Mr. Sergio ORTEGA, Ministry of Culture and Sports of Spain (Member State of the APE), local and national authorities, members of the Board of Directors of the ERHG as well as representatives of other Cultural Routes.

From 2022, the European Route of Historic Gardens brings together historic gardens in 9 European countries to promote and raise awareness of historic gardens as architectural and horticultural compositions with intrinsic artistic and historical values. In addition to their intrinsic artistic and natural values ​​(botanical, landscape, ornamental, etc.), they also have a high historical value, associating themselves with the centers of political decision and social prestige of different nations and regions.