The Park in Jankowice
The park near the Jankowice manor was created between 17th and 18th century, when the financial assets were in the hands of Twardowski family. It was a lot smaller back then, ranging from the manor to the lake area. The oldest trees in the park are over 350 years old. Engeström family is responsible for increasing its area, new plants and the process of expanding lakes with the waters of Sama river. At that time the park was designed in the English style.
The following trees were planted in 1800: chestnuts(Aesculus hippocastanum L.), sycamores that used to create an alley (Platanus acerifolia L.), oaks (Quercus robur L.) and beeches (Fagus L.).
The following exotic trees remained from the times of the park revitalisation performed by A. Denizot in 1900: arborvitaes(Thuja occidentalis), ginkgo (Gingko biloba), Canadian hemlock(Tsuga canadensis L.), tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera L.), cypress tree(Taxodium distichum), red horse-chestnut (Aesculus ×carnea).
During that time the park’s area was increased (today it’s equal to 18.6 ha), and the lake area, that is approximately 3 ha, and the number of its isles was increased to 4.
Tarnowo Podgórne Commune that is responsible for the park puts a lot of effort into keeping it in well condition. Things like lighting, clear paths, benches, playgrounds and a mini ropes course and sport paths were provided. Fishing enthusiasts can be interested in the lake, and the people who enjoy being outdoors can consider organising a picnic on the northern glade.
The park is a historical site. It has been entered into the register of historic monuments under the number 161/A with the decision of Provincial Historic Preservation Officer in the city of Poznań on 17 July 1968.