Vasile Golescu studied landscape related disciplines in France, and built a villa with an exquisite garden in the foreland of the Carpathian mountains in Romania about 100 years ago. Few years ago both the building and the gardens were restored, and build today the setting for cultural events, including the next workshops on the landscape of the Carpathians.
Maria Bostenaru, 2015 / CC BY
Villa Golescu, Campulung Muscel
Vasile Golescu was a member of a 500 years old family of Romanian nobleman, best known in the area of Arges and Muscel. He studied landscape in France more than 100 years ago, and, when building a villa in the foreland of the Carpathians in Campulung Muscel, he enriched it with a garden where rare species are aclimatised. These include some of the oldest tulip tress in Romania, but also Canadian species.
The last inheritants of the villa were unmarried Golescu sisters, who donated it. Pro Patrimonio, a foundation including French funding, restored the building (plans by arch. Adrian Cosa et al) and the garden (landscape architect Nicolas Triboi, also educated in France, et al).
The villa builds now home to different cultural events. As such, recently at the begin of May discoveries in the street trama of Campulung were shown as they led to the discovery of Basarab crosses. Students of different disciplines, from geography to cultural heritage, go on internship excursions there. To be highlighted is one of the next events: a workshop on the landscape of the Carpathians.
The villa is open to be visited by the public as well, and accomodation can be arranged.
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