This article treats of parks and gardens as carriers of culture and philosophy. For thousands of years, a garden has been looked upon as an inseparable element of a human abode which bears in itself a testimony to the human development and way of life. Unfortunately the awareness of the role of gardens is currently perceived mainly by specialists from this field, and as a result of this, gardens are being shifted to the margin of issues for the promotion of cultural heritage. The aim of this text is to present some sociological and philosophical aspects of cultural heritage of parks and gardens. Such an approach to the topic allows one to perceive the special dimension of the cultural heritage of gardens, whose extraordinary character can be noticed only once it is understood what the art of gardening consists in.
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