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Heritage plants in historic gardens - case Jokioinen Manor Park, Finland

Hartikainen, Merja; Antonius, Kristiina and Veteläinen, Merja (2011) Heritage plants in historic gardens - case Jokioinen Manor Park, Finland. Paper at: Biodiversity in agriculture - lessons learned and future directions, NJF seminar 436, Ulvik in Hardanger, Norway, 24-26 May 2011.

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Summary

Owners of the manors have multiplied the biodiversity of horticultural plants in
Finland by importing the seeds and seedlings abroad to their gardens over the
last three hundred years. For many reasons in manor gardens are only some of
these heritage plants left, like roses, perennials and ornamentals shrubs. We have
developed a method for gathering knowledge of original plants in historic gardens
and for rediscovering and repatriating them as heritage plants back to the
gardens. This method includes an inventory of the existing cultural flora, search
for the lost vegetation (so called run-a-away-plants) and gathering the cultural
knowledge of the plants. In our case study we rediscovered several original plant
strains originating from Jokioinen manor in Southern Finland. In this paper we will
also demonstrate some ideas on how to bring out the cultural history of plants to
visitors in historical gardens.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:heritage plants, historic gardens
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Related Links:http://www.mtt.fi/english
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:19712
Deposited On:15 Nov 2011 12:57
Last Modified:15 Nov 2011 12:57
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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