Masurian gardens in various styles: Mediterranean, rural, Japanese. There is also a vegetable garden

Masurian gardens in various styles: Mediterranean, rural, Japanese.  There is also a vegetable garden

Walking through this garden, we learn about the art of plant composition in styles from all over the world. However, we liked the vegetable garden the most.

  • Intimate garden interiors, you can also have one
  • Vegetable and herb garden
  • Różanka, or rose garden
  • Mediterranean garden
  • White garden
  • A rock garden and a Masurian rural garden
  • Japanese garden

Ogrody Markiewicz, or Gardens with Passion, has existed since 2008. They were created by Magdalena Markiewicz, who decided to make her dreams come true. She quit her job in a corporation and set up an unusual garden in the village of Marcinkowo near Mrągowo.

There is a garden around the Markiewicz house, which we had the opportunity to enter. It is characterized by the fact that it has been divided into “garden interiors” in different styles. The individual parts have a completely different climate and plantings. We will try to briefly describe each of them. Perhaps you would like to arrange something similar in your garden.

Intimate garden interiors, you can also have one

The gardens in the Masurian village of Marcinkowo are “a fairy-tale place, full of colors and scents”. We walked here between the various parts of the garden with different themes and styles, and each one took us to a different world. The whole area is 3000 m2.

We will find here: a Mediterranean garden, a white garden, a grass garden, a modern garden, a herb and vegetable garden, a Japanese garden, a lovers’ garden, a rose garden, a Moroccan garden, a country garden, a creeper garden, a rock garden and an Egyptian garden. We do not need to mention that the inspiration for their creation were Mrs. Magdalena’s foreign travels.

Vegetable and herb garden

This is proof that a vegetable garden can also be simply charming. We will find here a pergola overgrown with fragrant peas, and in the central point a herb garden in the shape of a circle. Tomatoes, lettuce, pumpkins, kohlrabi grow around. In the corner of the vegetable garden there is a wooden box – a composter.

Różanka, or rose garden

The rose garden is situated on one axis of symmetry and refers to the Baroque assumptions. Plant compositions are complemented by decorative garden architecture: a bench, a fountain, a pergola. Low borders for root roses are evenly trimmed boxwoods. There are also park, historical and English roses here.

Mediterranean garden

This garden looks the prettiest from June to September, when the Persian flowers bloom profusely, resembling lavender. However, they are larger than them and give off a strong, spicy aroma. We also admire here the magnificent acanthus with white and purple flowers, mossy sage, olive trees and sea buckthorn, which resemble olive trees in form. Cypresses in our climate can be replaced with junipers.

White garden

It is associated with elegance and sophistication. The display of white flowers in this garden begins at the end of March. Then the first sapphires and hellebores bloom. In April, white magnolias and meadowsweet are in the lead. May is the month of lilies of the valley. In the summer we admire cornflowers, lavender and sage, hydrangeas, buddleias and thrush.

A rock garden and a Masurian rural garden

The rockery is overgrown with sedum and sedum plants that like compacted and nutrient-poor soils. There are a lot of junipers here, which also have no cultivation requirements. We will also find here three, saxifrage and phloxes.

On the other hand, the country garden attracts attention with a multitude of colors and textures. Saturated colors of lupins, hollyhocks and delphiniums create a rural atmosphere. A slightly random arrangement of plants refers to the old rural gardens in Masuria. There are also bulbs and annuals here.

Japanese garden

It is a balance between the stone symbolizing the mountains, water – the source of life and vegetation – a sign of peace and hope. Harmony matters here. In the Asian style of the garden, plant species with oriental features and those that can be easily formed were used. This part of the garden is dominated by pine – a symbol of longevity.

The Markiewicz Gardens are open to visitors. They are located in the village of Marcinkowo near Mrągowo. The ticket costs PLN 10. At the entrance to the garden there is a small shop where you can buy Magdalena Markiewicz’s publications as well as fragrant soaps and handmade candles.

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