Home » Water in Liubavas Manor’s Surroundings
Water in the surroundings of manors is one of the most important aesthetic accents. The magnificent image of the manors is often supplemented by water bodies of natural landscape, while local and foreign landscape specialists and park designers hired by the landowners and nobles could not do without artificial water bodies and fountains when planning the manor's surroundings.
The ponds of Liubavas Manor were described in written sources of the 16th century in the treasury book of the manor of the Lithuanian Duke Sigismund Augustus. Even then, they were being fixed and reconstructed. Today, the waters of the old ponds reflect the restored Baroque buildings of Liubavas Manor of the 18th century. Long-lived lime trees are standing on the shore of one of the ponds with a remaining islet in the middle. You can imagine the swans peacefully swimming around – these birds were really loved by the owners of the romantic Liubavas Manor.The old local maps even show a separate building of Liubavas Manor along the pond – a swan house.
The sounds of water around the water mill of the manor
The waters of Žalesa river, which have long been dammed for the needs of the Liubavas Manor mill, can be heard near the oficina and orangery buildings of the Liubavas Manor. The pond is separated from the mill building by an old stone-paved road, on the other side, its waters fall down on both sides of the century-old stone mill, flow around the inner courtyard island and rejoin the river.
Liubavas Manor invites you to admire the blue of the surrounding waters, walk along the shores of ponds, listen to the roar of streams, discover the harmony of landscape and architecture, natural and cultural heritage.