The Bernardine Monastery's Rose Garden, Vilnius
The Church of St. Francis and St. Bernard
The rose garden in the inner courtyard of the The Church of St. Francis and St. Bernard, in the heart of Vilnius, has been planted to create a quiet place for meditation for the Bernardine Monastery' community.
The courtyard had not been used for many years by that time, so there was a wish to bring a new life to it.
The idea of the enclosed garden was to enhance the soul of the medieval monastery by planting roses and herbs which would flourish and smell surrounded by the warm centuries-old walls. The garden structure responds to the gothic towers of the surrounding churches. A big variety of David Austin and old French roses have been selected for the garden due their subtle and natural elegance, smell and low maintenance.
Renata Mikailionyte, Asta Grabauskiene, TitasValdas Ancevicius and others