Botanical Garden

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Stübelallee 2, Dresden, Germany

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Botanical garden May 19, 2017
The Botanical garden is located in the northwest corner of Dresden's largest park, Großer Garten. Entrance is at Stübelallee, about 200 m from Straßburger Platz, a short walk along Volkswagen's Transparent Factory. The Botanical garden was founded 1815, in 1893 it was relocated to its current location and since 1949 it is operated by the Tech University. The garden was severely damaged in the bombing of 1945, almost no building remained. Thus you won't find any beautiful greenhouse architecture as in Kew Gardens or Vienna-Schönbrunn.

However, the garden has about 10,000 species of plant, outdoor aside also three relatively small greenhouses - one for succulents/cactuses, another one for tropical plants from Africa and Asia, and last but not least one for tropical plants from America. So, if you want to see blooming plants any time of the year, go to the botanical garden and you'll see some. However, this garden's focus is on education/research. You'll see students there, working and doing research. Guided tours on special themes are offered on regular basis - free or small fee.

Open daily all year round, hours depend on daylight - in winter from 10 am on until 3.30 or 4 pm, in summer 8 am - 6 pm (greenhouses from 10 am on). No admission fee, a small donation is welcome.

The Botanical garden has outposts at Boselspitze/Meißen and Fichtelberg/Oberwiesenthal.
Botanical Garden, entrance
Botanical Garden, entrance
Botanical Garden, succulents house
Botanical Garden, succulents house
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