Esena Gardens has a rich history. In 16th and 17th centuries it housed the residence of Riga City councilmen. It was called the Dreiling or the Gothan Manor. In 18th century, Imanuel Just Esen, pastor of the Riga Dome Church, became the owner of the manor, so it was renamed to Esen Manor. At the turn of 19th and 20th centuries, the manor became property of a rich Russian trader, Popov. During Soviet years, the territory was state-owned, but in 1995 Popov's heirs regained the beautiful land property and the manor.
Since 2001, Popova Legāts Ltd is the sole owner of this remarkable part of Riga city. In order to unite and represent gardening enthusiasts, supporters, sports suppliers and other partners, association Esena Pārdaugavas Dārzi was founded and registered with the initiative of Popova legāts Ltd in June 2017. In early 2019, Esena dārzi Ltd was registered.