Thursday, August 13, 2015

More than Beer Gardens. . .

A view from the upper balcony of the Subtropical House
While in Germany, I was able to visit the  Botanischer Garten Tubingen. The garden is connected to the University of Tubingen and dates back to the establishment of a medicinal garden by Leonhart Fuchs in 1535.  With over 10,000 plant species from 5 continents, a visitor can spend an entire day exploring the grounds. The Garden and arboretum includes five greenhouses, a Japanese Garden, an Alpine forest, a Swabian collection, vineyards, and a medicinal herb garden.
Succulent House 

Succulent House 

Succulent House 
Succulent House

A collection of Ornamental Plants 

For me, the most distinctive section of the garden was the Alpinum. A visitor can wander through a series of paths that weave around rock formations while exploring the plant life found in the Swabian steppe.

From the Alps House

The Alps House
Plants in the crevasses

Japanese Garden

A Lily Pond captures the sky above

If you're in Tubingen, take advantage of the gardens for a hidden place to read or to take an afternoon stroll.
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The Bayou Botanist 

What you need to know: 
Monday - Friday:

Visit the website here: Botanischer Garten Tubingen 

Admission is Free.
Open every day. 

Garden: 7:30 am - 04:45 pm
Greenhouses: 8:00 am - 04:30 pm
Weekends and public holidays:
Garden: 08:00 am - 04:45 pm
Greenhouses: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm

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