CORRELATION BETWEEN LANDSCAPE PROPERTIES OF MUSEUM GARDENS AND VISITOR SATISFACTION


Tarakci-Eren E. , DÜZENLİ T. , ALPAK E. M.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.27, ss.9868-9879, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Dergi Adı: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.9868-9879

Özet

The influence of museums on the image and prestige of the city, the region or the country they are located is significant. This study aimed to examine the physical characteristics of the museum gardens in Trabzon, Turkey and to determine the views of users about these gardens. Five museums were included in the study: Haghia Sophia Museum, Atatuk Pavilion Museum, Turkish Education History and Technology Museum, Trabzon Metropolitan Municipality City Museum, Ministry of Culture and Tourism Trabzon Museum. In the first stage of the present study, the museums were classified based on their urban location, relationships with their immediate environment, accessibility, area plastics, activity spaces, climatic factors, furniture, water elements, plant and wildlife assets, scenery, presence of a garden, safety status, comfort and convenience. At the end of the phase, the gardens were compared based on the scores they received, and thus the positive and negative aspects of each museum garden were identified. In the second and final stage, a survey was conducted with 275 domestic and foreign visitors that utilized museum gardens to determine the satisfaction with the gardens and preference levels, in other words perceptual properties were determined. At this stage, visitors were asked whether they were satisfied with the museum garden, their purpose for using the garden, the garden features that caused them to prefer the garden, and which elements were effective in using the garden. The deficiencies identified in the study were the lack of open green spaces, comfort, furniture, water elements, plant material, in other words, ignorance of landscaping criteria.