Puławy is a unique city, which was created on a basis of the garden - palace set up. It was designed by Tylman van Gameren in 1671 for Stanisław Herakliusz Lubomirski. The design is based on the 8 km long axis. During 330 years of existence of this set up on the Vistula river its basic spatial outline was not changed. The family of Prince Czartoryski, who were the owners of Puławy from 1 731, landscaped the garden into its present shape. Thanks to the fascinations of Princess Izabela with 'English gardens', Pulawy became the closest example of her experiment with introducing the rules of this style on the elements of a regular garden. The book "Various thoughts on the manner of garden layout" was a theoretical interpretation of the rules propagated by her in landscape design. The downfall of Czartoryski's fortune and the confiscation of Puławy estate affected the further development of the garden. During the period of Russian annexation of Puławy the institute of agriculture and forest research was established here and the garden played the role of an auxiliary farm. After the World War II the profile of the institute changed and the garden ceased to have the research function. Now it belongs to the first class culture monuments and is under the supervision of the State Monument Protection Service. The location of the garden as well as the fast development of the city imposed on the garden a function of a park. In order to prevent the demolition of this landscape monument the Foundation of Support for the Historical Garden of Puławy was brought into existence in 1997 and was formally registered in 2002. The Founders are: - the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, "High School of Puławy, - the Municipality of the Town of Puławy - Gmina Miasto Puławy, - the Research Institute of Pomology and Floriculture, Apiculture Division, - the Roman-Catholic Parish of the Ascention of the Saint Mary, - Nitrogen Factory - Zaklady Azotowe 'Puławy' S.A., - one private person. The aim of the Foundation is to restore the former splendour of the garden - its unique landscape layout. For the sake of proper planning the following indications for the spatial policy are being employed: - protection and sensible landscaping of the environment through developing of coherent system of protected areas in the surroundings of Puławy, it's blending into processes of socio-economic development of the city and the elimination of harmful effects of various factors on the environment, - protection of cultural heritage and its integration with actions for environment protection as well as preservation of the favourable features of historically developed, valuable and yet functional - landscape layout of the city.