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Botanical Garden Graz – Exotic plants and Architecture

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The botanical garden Graz is always worth a visit. Families can look forward to a green oasis in the middle of the Styrian capital. The charming area of the Botanical garden is located in the midst a beautiful villa district in the Schubertstraße. Contemporary architecture and a palm house from the early 20th century not only captivate plant lovers and those interested in architecture. They are also a spectacular backdrop for great pictures.

The Botanical Garden Graz has a 200 year long history. Already in 1811 he was mentioned in the plans of Archduke Johann. Three extravagant glass constructions capture the visitors interest. The oblique parabolic cylinders made of acrylic glass – according to the idea and the plans of Volker Giencke – inspire architecture fans. Due to the perfect alignment, lush growth of the plants is possible inside. The glasshouses are subdivided into the warm house, the cold house, the temperature house and the succulent house. The different climate zones produce the most diverse types of known and unknown plants. The Botanical Garden in the third district of Graz houses one of the most important scientific collections of the Institute of Botany of Karl-Franzens University.

Show garden presents visitors with a wealth of rare plant species and plant communities. The areas around the Alpinum as well as around the Mediterranean and Eurasian plants are particularly attractive. Blooming orchids, mangrove plants, citrus plants, eucalyptus, cacti & Co. make for holiday feelings.

How to get there

The Botanical Garden in Graz is located at the Schubertstraße 59. The garden is easy to reach by tram line 1, direction Mariatrost, stop “Hilmteich”. Parking is available in the adjoining streets (green parking zone: 0.80 euros per hour).

Opened daily from 8.00 – 14.30, expect for a short period in late December.

Find more information on their website (German).

 Find more free things to do in Styria.

For more information, please visit the Graz tourism website.

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