The PalmenGarten was number one on my list of places to visit in Frankfurt am Main during our recent trip to Germany. Its themed gardens and greenhouses didn't leave me disappointed.
The formal rose garden was the first stop upon entering the garden. I liked its geometrical form:
The Rose garden can be rented for weddings. I came to the garden in the morning and was almost alone there. Isn't it great?
The price of admission was 5 euros. Very reasonable for such a huge and unique place.
Water lilies are always a treat to see:
The Rhododendron garden was in full bloom and reminded me about our Pacific Northwest.
Pretty lake with an artificial waterfall and number of turtles:
The Rock garden was one of my favorite parts:
A wide variety of plants from different mountainous regions covers a rocky hill of good size.
I enjoyed not only the plants themselves but also the views of the garden's attractive historical buildings.
If you ask what I loved the most, I won't hesitate to say: peonies.
This peony, in the picture below, was absolutely stunning. I featured it in a previous post.
Pictures can't show its real beauty. I didn't find any tag with the plant's name. Tiina and Larry suggested that it could be one of the 'coral' varieties.
The charm of the old world - this comes first to my mind when I see these plants.
Drought tolerant plants weaved a lovely carpet which I absolutely loved. Most of the blooms were small, but in masses created beautiful patterns.
The Steppe section of the PalmenGarten was as lovely as it could be. Perennials and annuals from the steppes of Northen America, Europe and Asia covered a big area and bloomed mostly in pastel colors of blue, purple, white and violet.
Isn't it lovely? Understated, simple beauty of wild flowers:
From different parts of the garden I could see the Frankfurt TV tower:
Mediterranean region was represented by a large variety of plants.
The collection of tropical plants is very impressive and deserves a special visit if you are a fan of exotic plants.
Plants from rain forest, mountain rain forest, mangrove, monsoon, savannah, thorn forest, trade-wind forest (have you ever heard about such forest?) fill the huge size greenhouse called Tropicarium.
I love ferns and enjoyed them as well as palms, orchids, bromelias and others.
More palms and subtropical plants grow in the Palmenhaus.
I didn't expect to see a Cactus forest in the center of Frankfurt!
I finished my tour at the same place where I started, in the Rose garden.
Biggest of its kind in Germany, the PalmenGarten is worth visiting.***Copyright 2011 TatyanaS