In 1937, 20 × 2 m summer flowerbeds in the national pattern were planted south of the Swan Pond. A sundial was installed between them. In the same year, the Apollo Square was also built. There, the oldest sculpture of the park is situated – Belvedere Apollo. An open-air concert place with a band pavilion, a fountain, and a rock garden was also built. Now, Rose Hill is located there.
The Presidential Palace built in Kadriorg in 1938 just next to the Kadriorg Palace is the official residence of the Estonian President.
In 2011, the Japanese Garden was opened, which surrounds the North-East Pond. In 2016, a boardwalk was completed in the oak wood, which makes it possible to explore the natural marsh in detail.
In terms of area, the largest part of the park is the nature park, which is full of oak woods where oaks grow that are older than the palace itself. The boulders have been left there and footpaths have been built to preserve the natural impression. Today, two different parks – a regular park and a natural park – can be distinguished in the Kadriorg Park.
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