Palanga Botanic Park is one of the most beautiful, best preserved and maintained parks on the Lithuanian coast line. It was founded in1897 by Count Feliksas Ti┼íkevi─Źius.
The palace was built in the same year. The author of the parkÔÇśs project is ├ëdouard Fran├žois Andr├ę (1840ÔÇô1911), a famous French landscape architect and a horticulturalist, who spent three summers in Palanga together with his son Ren├ę ├ëdouard Andr├ę (1867ÔÇô1942) and conducted the works. They were assisted by the Belgian gardener Buyssen de Coulon.
It is thought that approximately 500 miscellaneous species and forms of
rare trees and bushes grew in the park at that time.
The park suffered
damages during World War I and II. In 1960 a state establishment -
Palanga botanical park - was founded on its basis.
At the present
moment the park occupies the area of 86 ha. The park is in the area of
calm rest in Palanga resort and it is used for rest, medical, cure,
aesthetic and ecalogical education.