DescriptionA burning ambition of the garden architect and botanical trader, Heinrich Siesmayer, coupled with the opportunity to purchase a collection of exotic plants put up for sale due to a change of abode by Duke Adolph of Nassau, led to the foundation of the Palmengarten Botanical Gardens in Frankfurt am Main in 1868.
Apart from the traditional Palmenhaus building (which is still used for glittering society functions, concerts and exhibitions) the gardens have changed dramatically to provide the 21st century visitor with a colourful selection of flora and fauna. Here, lovingly tended Rhododendron–Heather–Rose–Shrub–Woodland and Rock gardens, together with an area dedicated to the New German Style Drift Garden, provide outdoor interest.
A spectacular selection of cacti and succulents on show offers a warm and welcoming contrast to visitors emerging from the Sub-Antarctica house.
The complex of seven large modern greenhouses of 600sqm each together with six smaller glasshouses form the newly constructed and computer controlled Tropicarium, where visitors can experience not only the various climatic zones but also the diverse range of plant life from the Rainforest to the Desert.
60323 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. 0049 69 21233939