Mon Repos Gardens

Corfu, Greece

Mon Repos Gardens

A conceptual landscape masterplan that will revitalise and transform the historic Mon Repos Estate and Gardens in Corfu, Greece, into a distinctive cultural and environmental landmark that will be loved by the community and tourists alike.

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Despite being located just 3km from Corfu town, the Mon Repos Gardens have sat virtually untouched and unvisited for many years. Home to a neo-classical villa, now the Palaiopol Museum, and flourished with archaeological remains and rare trees and plants endemic to the Mediterranean, the ‘Friends of Mon Repos’ (a non-profit organisation set up to tackle the needs of the project) wished to secure, restore and transform the Estate it into a landmark visitor destination.

Gillespies was commissioned to undertake a conceptual landscape masterplan to identify and unlock opportunities to revitalise the estate, generate future sustainable revenue streams and establish a destination for both the local community and island visitors. Gillespies delivered a visitor experience strategy to inform and guide planning and design that ensures an authentic, immersive and informative interpretation of the park and its antiquities, with very sensitive design interventions, restorations and the provision of new amenities.