Alpengarten Gardens - Vienna


The Alpine Garden in the Belvederegarten is one of the oldest alpine gardens in Europe. It is an alpine botanical garden which specializes in the collection and cultivation of plant species that grow naturally at high altitudes. The Vienna alpine garden is more than 200 years old, and was founded by Jean-Baptist of Austria, the brother of Emperor François (I of Austria, or II of the Holy Empire). At the beginning of the 19th century, they often walked with their two brothers Rainer and Anton in the Schneeberg and Styrie regions, taking plant cuttings, of which some of the rarer examples include gentian, saxifrage and Alpine rhododendrons. Today, the Alpengarten invests internationally in the protection of alpine plants. The magnificent collection is open to the public during the flowering period.

Opening

from the 19th of March- the 8th of August: open daily 10am-6pm

Prices

2.50-3.20€


Address : Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27 1030 Vienna Austria

Subway : U Südtiroler Platz

Bus : Stop: Schloss Belvedere or Südbahnhof

Phone : +43 17984120

Fax : +43 17983149

Web : http://www.bundesgaerten.at/article/articleview/62769/1/18343/

Email : alpengarten@bundesgaerten.at

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