INDEX JOURNAL , Issue No. 4 Secession

Sowing the Seeds for Strong Relations Seeds and Plants as Diplomatic Gifts for the Russian Empress Maria Fedorovna by Ekaterina Heath

Ekaterina Heath is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. Her doctoral dissertation is titled Russian Empress Maria Fedorovna and Her Influence on the Pavlovsk Park (1777-1828). It examines how Maria Fedorovna’s personality shaped one of the most influential landscape parks in Russia through analysing the way she promoted her experiences like Grand Tour and interests in botany and charitable giving in the space of her park to grow her prestige at court.