GARDEN, a place for walks, rest and creativity; the earthly image of Heaven.
Franko loved taking strolls in parks and gardens of Lviv in search for inspiration.
The oldest city park in Lviv and in Ukraine – the Jesuit Garden – today is called Ivan Franko Park. Young Franko lived not far from there. The upper path of the park was where he and his first love Olha Roshkevych parted after dates...
Later the writer built his own villa near Stryiskyi Park and planted a fruit orchard around it.