Vermanes Park Riga
Vermanes Park in Riga is the city's oldest public garden, covering an area of around 12 acres in the city centre. Created in 1814, the park was originally called Wohrmanns Garten, after the mother of the Prussian Consul General to Riga, who financed and provided land for the park.
Popular with Riga locals as well as travellers, Vermanes Park features a restaurant and a small children's playground. Vermanes Park often hosts free concerts and other events throughout the year, so there is always something to see and do - even if it's just playing a game of chess in the concert area.
Visit Vermanes Park in Riga for a sense of history
Vermanes Park opened in June 1817 and originally featured a rose garden and exotic trees. In 1829, the city added a granite memorial to Anna Wohrmann, the namesake of Vermanes Park. The memorial was fully restored in 2000 after being removed just before the Second World War.
Officials expanded the offerings of Vermanes Park again in 1881, planting a variety of trees, bushes and flowers - including Copper Beech, Honey Locust, American Maple, the Spotted Laurel and the Lily Tree.
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