Sagadi manor belonged to a Baltic-German noble family, von Fock, until 1939. History of the estate goes back to the late middle ages but the present appearance of the manor, which must be called almost a palace, was shaped in the late 18th century. In 1794 the main building was enlarged and the facades refurbished. The little gatehouse and fence by the road have since then been separating the front yard from the street.
The back facade towards the park has a big covered verandah - must be a pleasant place to sit and have coffee and tea and enjoy the view of the park.
A number of modern sculptures is presented in the park, some were quite funny and remarkable. At least they were there in summer 2009, I cannot tell if this was temporary or if they stay there for good.
My favourites were the bench for the tree, and the wooden cactuses.
Looking down from the verandah on the back side of the manor a baroque alley directs the view down to the pond. The part closest to the manor is a small baroque garden. Further down it is more a landscape garden (if any style applies at all) with lawns and old trees around the pond. Go for a walk, and take the camera - the finest view of the manor is from the opposite bank of the pond.
There is a legend about this little, obviously artificial lake, hard to tell if it is true or not. The pond has not always been here. It is told that the Lady of the House had always been dreaming of having some water in her park. So her husband decided to give her a really special present for her birthday. The night before he summoned all the peasants on his estate with their horses and wagons and tools and made them dig out the pond overnight. Wheels and hooves were wrapped in rags as not to disturb the lady's sleep and spoil the surprise. In the morning she woke up and her husband proudly presented her gift...