Manor park

The manor park behind the castle on a high ground beyond the ponds was established in the initiative of Count Berg who aspired to find foreign species of trees to complement the domestic species: some that would grow faster and be more productive than a spruce, birch, or pine.

Thus, a rich grove of trees was planted alongside the mighty pine forest of 56 hectares, but of the 498 species that were planted, only 183 remain. The park includes the enchanting Luisa lake, nearly 5 kilometres of hiking trails around the mystical Juudaoru valley, and a cosy campfire spot of the State Forest Management Centre. Among many rarities, the park includes the highest Japanese larches in the Baltics and a unique woody vine Celastrus orbiculatus. We organise hikes, dendrological educational tours, and treasure hunts in the park.