Impact of "Far East Countries" on Garden Architecture in Croatia

  • Anica PERKOVIĆ
  • Jasna AVDIĆ
  • Stjepan KRALJIĆ
  • AnÄ‘elko VRSALJKO
  • Boris BOÅ KOVIĆ
Keywords: architecture, gardens of the East, influence, landscape


Influence of the East to the West, and today vice versa, has also left traces in garden art.Croatia, as a country at the East and West crossroads, was marked in the history by many tumultuousevents that have marked it as a country with a rich past. In the garden architecture of the past period apart pertaining to the period of Turkish rule which has significantly altered the shape of the gardenarchitecture is also met here . Namely, it took over floristic and architectural features of the Easterncultures in garden raising. Although the introduction of plant species from the East mostly occurredwithin the Roman rule, in all the centuries following, these areas are known by the plant materialarrived in our gardens as an ornamental element or as a condiment. This paper deals with the plantspecies list native to the East, their time of introduction and examples of Chinese and Japanese gardenarchitecture shape present within our park units.