In the midst of pristine nature The English landscape garden
The last landlord of Sangaste manor was inspired by the castles he had seen in Britain. Sangaste Castle itself looks as if it has been brought here straight from Britain and influences can also be noticed in the garden.
Having reached the garden of Sangaste Castle, one is bound to notice the varied landscape. This is what triggered the development of the English landscape garden at Sangaste. We can see how the beautiful nature is emphasised, focussing on what has been growing at its own pace for decades and is now under the supervision of our staff. Visitors are greeted by vast lawns, the greenery is perfect for leisure time. A bit farther we can see ponds which were created to dry the wet areas, now they complete the landscape garden.
In the midst of all the greenery there are colourful flower beds. The two flower beds, with a total area of 24m2, contain 32 species of plants. All of them have been carefully arranged together taking into account the unique nature of each perennial. When you look closer, you can notice that although the two flower beds look similar, they include different species of plants. It is because of the sun and shade in the garden. The sun-loving perennials include Astilbe Chinesis “Visions in Red” which adds diversity with its shrubs, Papaver orientale “Patty’s Plum” adds elegant grace whereas Aster ageratoides “Asran” is beautiful in its simplicity. The shade perennials include the delicate Phlox paniculata “Katherine”, the rare Lunaria rediviva and the favourite of insects – Veronicastrum virginicum “Fascination”. These are only some of the plants in the varied collection of Sangaste manor English landscape garden.
The best time to enjoy the full splendour of the garden is from July to September but visitors are also encouraged to witness the blossoming spring as well as autumn colours.