JACOBSBERG - EN TRÄDGÅRD GLÖMD I TIDEN En fallstudie om en bortglömd trädgård på Gotland & dess bevarande
Jacobsberg - a garden lost in time A case study about a forgotten garden on Gotland and it’s conservation
This thesis is a case study of a forgotten garden called Jacobsberg on the island of Gotland, Sweden. The garden was built by the enigmatic couple Anna and Jacob Dubbe during the first decades of the 19th century and it opened in 1827 with a burial ceremony for the couple’s three young girls. The garden was built in The Gardenesque Style, a landscape park with elements of baroque garden ideals. After the death of its creator in 1844 the garden had a lot of different owners and in 1912 it went in to the hands of the grandfather of today owners. Jacobsberg was declared a culture heritage site in 1998 by County Administrative Board of Gotland, but it has since then fallen in neglect and decay. In this thesis I present four idea proposals for how the garden can be conserved for the future. This is done with the support of examples of other garden conservation projects and with established conservation policies. To be able to present these ideas I have researched the gardens past and made interviews with it owners and a representative for the County Administrative Board. The purpose of this paper is to give a greater understanding for the reasons why the garden looks like it does today. Central for the thesis is the questions for whom and by who this garden should be conserved. This is perhaps not something I’m able to answer in this thesis but rather something that I discuss and reason around. This paper also highlights the challenges in conservation of the living heritage and the difficulties of keeping a standard of maintenance when the financing towards culture heritage conservation is built around the principles of building conservation.