I’ve seen many botanical gardens throughout the years but the one at Münster in Westfalen, Germany is maybe the best in Germany. Correct me if I’m wrong. It was opened in the year 1803 and belongs to the university of Münster by which it is used for research and teaching. It is located behind the wonderful Fürstbischöfliches Schloß and can be visited free of charge. The area covered by the garden is vast and includes many different plants, a lake, a marsh area and also rocks for alpine plants.Continue reading “Botanischer Garten”
The botanical garden of Kassel, Germany has seen many changes in its history. It is located in the city quarter Wehlheiden full of residential homes and close to the Park Schönfeld. In fact, it was part of the Park Schönfeld until 1912 when this 1.5 hectare large area was separated as a school garden.Continue reading “Botanischer Garten”
The university of Göttingen, Germany operates three botanical gardens: the old one near the city center, an experimental botanical garden and a forest botanical garden. The last two are located at the northern campus in the city quarter Weende. The easiest access to the old one is next to the Auditorium at the Weender Tor.
They are maybe the biggest attraction within the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland: the glasshouses surrounding the Temperate Palm House built in 1858. You can see numerous plants in different glasshouses with diverse levels of temperature and humidity – including a giant water lily. But already the main glasshouse in Victorian style is worth a visit. Continue reading “Giant Glasshouses”
The Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh, Scotland is a wonderful place to relax. It was founded in 1670 for scientific reasons close to the Holyrood Palace. Today it is split up into four different locations showing specific collections. It is the second oldest botanical garden in the United Kingdom – after that of the university of Oxford. Continue reading “Royal Botanic Garden”
The botanical garden of Wrocław, Poland is located close to the cathedral of the town and belongs to the local university. You’ll find many wonderful trees and bushes, greenhouses with succulents and other plants. The most unique element is that an old branch of the river Odra, now separated from it is part of the garden. Continue reading “Botanical garden”
Until the year 1970 the small town of Hann. Münden, Germany was hosting the faculty of forestry of the “Georg-August-Universität” in nearby Göttingen. As a side effect from 1868 on a botanical garden and an arboretum were created close to the city center and opened in 1870. 100 years later it was moved to Göttingen-Weende (at the “Faßberg“). Continue reading “Forest & botanical garden”
The Tivoli park is a five square km large park close to the center of Ljubljana, Slovenia, next to the Narodna galerija. It has been created in 1813 and features some nice alleys, flower-beds beautiful trees and some fountains.