Ansbach Court Garden

Ansbach, Germany

The Ansbach Residence has its own court garden with an orangery, although it has almost always been separated from the palace by other buildings. The orangery was built from 1726 to 1743 with a parterre in front of it and two avenues of lime trees on either side. Running parallel to the façade is the main axis of the garden with two double rows of high lime hedges.

In spring and summer the parterre is planted with a wide variety of flowers in designs based on baroque pattern books. In the summer the orangery produces an assortment of lemon, Seville orange, olive, pistachio, laurel and fig trees grown in tubs.

There are monuments and commemorative plaques to the botanist Leonhart Fuchs, the poet Johann Peter Uz, the margravial minister Freiherr von Benkendorff and the foundling Caspar Hauser, who was murdered in the court garden in 1833. In 2001, to mark the 500th birthday of Leonhart Fuchs, an interesting garden containing many different varieties of medicinal herb was laid out.

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Founded: 1726-1743
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Germany
Historical period: Thirty Years War & Rise of Prussia (Germany)

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www.schloesser.bayern.de

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alpha hallo (5 years ago)
Cool
Md Sahin Sarker (6 years ago)
Really Nice place to hang out with friends.
Emma Caldow (6 years ago)
Big park, well maintained. Nice for a stroll
David Borg (6 years ago)
Very relaxing garden in Ansbach. Very safe. Very green.
Jackie Leung (6 years ago)
Extremely beautiful. They have many benches throughout the park, it's a great place for a relaxing and lesiurely walk.
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