Park and nature

The almost five-hundred-year history of the residence has its speechless witnesses. They are monumental oak trees (Quercus robur) surrounding the palace. The oldest ones remember the times of the family’s taking its family name “Komierowski” in the 15th century.

Many of the trees growing around the palace are relics of the wild landscape surrounding the old, knight’s stronghold. The building of the Komierowski family seat as well as its surrounding underwent transformations during ages. Mostly they were executed along with the modernization of the main housing building.

And so, in the park you can come up against lime trees and oaks planted in the second half of 15th century, when the old stronghold changed into a little baroque palace. Next generations kept transforming the park and extending it. In 19th century it was transformed into a large naturalistic park. The allocation of the old trees discloses that the modification of the palace park followed, forming it adequately to the contemporary garden art tendencies. The majority of changes concentrated in the year 1896, when Roman Komierowski founded the reconstruction of the baroque palace. The romantic estate arose, framed with large park foundation corresponding with the surrounding landscape. Natural assets like a topography or ages-old tree stand took a leading role and made it one of the most exceptional naturalistic parks in Poland.

Having seen German residences and adjoining gardens Roman Komierowski transferred characteristic Prussian solutions. One of them was the location of the red beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Atropurpurea’) planted near the south-eastern palace corner. Cascade-like layout of broad ponds was led thru the middle of the 17-ha park. They, together with ages-old oak trees (Quercus robur), set out the boundaries of the wide park. The size of the trees and broadness of ponds multiplied the impression of spaciousness… all defined the environmental status of Komierowski family. Adapted to the form of 19th century park arrangement, tree stand originating from 15th and 16th century was continuously completed with next group plantings of trees and solitary types. Together with the park street layout and the palace they formed the background for picturesque views, combining certain park corners as well as surrounding landscape.

The main goal of the revalorization, started in 2016, is to restore the park condition like the one going back to the years of its magnificence.