Berggarten

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  • Danny & Kalle

    The library pavilion was built in 1817-1820 by Georg Ludwig Waves. Here the court gardener lived. At the same time he served gentlemen in bad weather as a shelter. Until 1936, it housed the valuable library and herbarium of Herrenhauses.

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    • May 23, 2017

  • Johnny

    The show gardens and themed gardens of the Berggarten currently contain 11,000 different plants from different climates, including the largest orchid collection in Europe.
    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berggarten

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    • December 11, 2016

  • Danny & Kalle

    This year (2017) the orchid show house will be retreaded and can not be visited until further notice. However, the tropical greenhouse next door is lavishly stocked with orchids so that these beautiful plants can still be admired and photographed.

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    • May 23, 2017

  • Danny & Kalle

    As early as 1704, the Berggarten started as a mulberry orchard. Elector Sophie had such a great interest in strange plants that she, as later, also provided her daughter Charlotte with a portion of her "needle money" for the purchase of new plants. The Berggarten served more and more the cultivation and care of rare plants.
    1706 possessed the Berggarten such a large mulberry plantation that for about 100 years, the silkworms of the Royal silkworm manufactory in Hameln could be fed with their leaves. Despite these successes, however, the crops then gradually disappeared from the mountain garden, which turned more and more into a park landscape and whose plant diversity was constantly expanded.
    Source (hannover.de)

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    • May 23, 2017

  • Mandelkern

    In the tropical showhouse you could experience a wonderful exhibition titled "Juggler of the Tropics". Butterflies from Central America, Southeast Asia and Africa were observed.

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    • April 1, 2018

  • Toschi 👀

    Beautiful cactus growing. Some with great flowers

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    • July 5, 2020

  • Toschi 👀

    Absolute variety of colors for dreaming. 📷👍

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    • July 5, 2020

  • Danny & Kalle

    Immediately after the death of Queen Friederike of Hanover on June 29, 1841, her husband, King Ernst August, instructed his chief court building officer Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves on July 1 of the year to design plans for a mausoleum and to propose a location for its construction . The king himself found a place in the Great Garden, "behind the orangery", the most suitable.
    Just over six weeks later, Laves presented the king with two concepts, including "a kind of temple [... in the Egyptian style". Instead of the large garden, he suggests buying a few acres of land at the end of the beautiful "lime tree avenue opposite the front facade of the Herrenhausen Palace", where the mausoleum can be hidden by planting or as a point-de-vue from the palace could apply.
    Despite the rush to which King Laves and the architect-building inspector Georg Schuster always pushed, delays only started in May 1842 to begin construction of a third, "Doric" design at the proposed location. The court garden inspector Heinrich Ludolph Wendland was now responsible for the outdoor facilities around the location found; During the construction work for the mausoleum, the final expansion of the mountain garden was created on the additional property.
    The resting place:
    The coffins of the royal couple were housed below in the crypt of the Welfen mausoleum, but their sarcophagi were placed in the top of the tomb chapel.
    Source (welfenbund.de)

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    • May 23, 2017

  • Toschi 👀

    Insane. A whim of nature. Great for small children too. They had fun there. 😉

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    • July 5, 2020

  • Toschi 👀

    Absolutely worthwhile garden. Such a variety of plants. Simply top 👍

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    • July 5, 2020

  • Toschi 👀

    Great building in front of a wonderful garden

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    • July 5, 2020

  • Toschi 👀

    Super nice colors. Unfortunately, there were no butterflies on site in July. They would have been great.

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    • July 6, 2020

  • Else 🚴‍♀️ 💨 🚀

    Simply beautiful park. It feels like a fairy tale

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    • July 4, 2019

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Location: Lower Saxony, Germany

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