VMU Botanical Garden in Kaunas with it’s Aukštoji Freda Manor is participating in a Traveller’s Campaign, dedicated to the Centenaries of Lithuania Independence restoration and Latvia and Estonia Independence declaration and European Year of Cultural Heritage.
Aukštoji Freda Manor is among 131 historic manor houses and castles in three Baltic countries that will open their doors to the visitors in summer 2018. The manor associations of three countries have joined their forces to organize a cross-border event to visualize the density of manor network and the range of it’s services in these countries; to highlight the significance of the manors as drivers of cultural, economic and regional development in the past as well as today. Visitors are expected from May 24th till Sept 16th.
The campaign is organized by Estonian Manor Association, Estonian Manor School Association, Latvian Association of Castles, Palaces and Manors and Lithuanian Association of Castles and Manors.
While celebrating the centenaries of the restoration of independence of Lithuania, the declaration of Latvian and Estonian states, the associations of manors and castles of three countries unite to demonstrate the symbolic continuation of the Baltic chain.
The contemporary manor owners formed national associations in early 2000s to create a platform to exchange knowledge and support each other. For the first time the associations of three Baltic countries have joined forces to create a common traveller’s campaign to visualize the density of manor network, to explore the similarities and differences, to witness personally the effort of the people who work hard to preserve our common heritage.
Visitors are expected from May 24th till September 16th. Closing event in Latvia have been planned on October 28th