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Foretic Gardens Photos

Small collection of old photos of Foretic Gardens in Korcula:

Foretic Gardens is a protected monument of landscape architecture, located in Borak, the old suburb of Korcula Town. A unique example of garden art of the 18 th century suggests how human labour can harmoniously transform the natural environment . The Gardens are protected from 1963 .

Preserved Baroque architecture of garden include pergolas, paths, terraced structures, original local plants, garden ornaments, statues as well as functional economic elements added over time, the characteristics of this extraordinary examples of landscape .

Thanks to family Foretic  who donated glass plate negatives to Korcula -Lastovo Archive Collection Center, enabled us to get the insight into how the garden looked in the early 20 th century.

Vrt Foretic je zasticeni spomenik parkovne arhitekture, smjesten u starom predgradju Korcule Borku, danas uzem gradskom sredistu. Jedinstven je primjer vrtne umjetnosti 18. stoljeca koji i danas ukazuje na to kako se ljudskim radom moze skladno preoblikovati prirodni okolis. Zasticen je 1963.godine. Sacuvana barokna arhitektura vrta, pergole, setnice, terasasta struktura, prepoznatljivo tipicno raslinje, vrtni ukrasi, kipovi, odmaralista, kao i funkcionalni gospodarski elementi dodavani tijekom vremena, obiljezja su ovog iznimnog primjera krajobraza. Zahvaljujuci obitelji Foretic, negativi na staklu darovani Arhivskom sabirnom centru Korcula -Lastovo,omogucili su nam uvid u to kako je vrt izgledao pocetkom 20. stoljeca, kada su u pitomom okruzju njegovi vlasnici svakodnevno uzivali, a recentne fotografije otkrit ce nam sadasnje stanje vrta.

More info:

Another photo of Foretic Gardens
Gradski Muzej Korcula
Sabirni arhivski centar Korcula-Lastovo
Mratin-Kampus, 20275 Zrnovo
tel. 020/721-520,
fax. 020/721-521