Yesterday I finally had to opportunity to catch up with friends that I hadn't seen since the
Summer holidays began, which feels oh so long ago!
We met in down town Frankfurt and as it was such a beautiful day,
we decided to head over to the Palmengarten, a botanical garden, with 50 acres of
nature in the city, to enjoy the weather while it lasts.
The Palmengarten was created in 1869 by horticulturist Heinrich Siesmayer for the citizens of Frankfurt and has many areas to unwind in.
The rose garden still had a few beautiful blooms before the chill of Autumn sets in.
The dancing fountains in front of the stunning glasshouses. There are many different spaces to relax,
take a picnic and enjoy a bottle of wine. Places to sit and soak up the serenity or to wander and discover more than 13 000 different plant species.
So many paths to wander, an oasis in the middle of the city.
A large lake with row boats or peddle boats to rent, is lovely, the home of many ducks and swans.
There are hidden joys to discover, like walking behind the waterfall.
The beauty of the garden as it unfolds before you.
A tranquil hideaway away from to hustle and bustle of the city outside.
Beautiful fragrances fill the air.
The Dahlia's at the end of the season still put on quite a show.
There are tropical plants, a rock garden, palm gardens and playgrounds for children.
Something for everyone, concerts are held at the Music Pavilion, there is also a theatre.
I will be buying an annual pass as a few hours spent strolling these beautiful
and well kept gardens was not enough time to discover all the garden had to offer
...and I quite like the idea of sitting on my picnic rug, listening
to music, while sipping a local wine in such a delightful environment.
I can't wait to go back in a few weeks when the colours of autumn
will be out in all their glory!
Palmengarten Frankfurt can be found here.
Entrance Fees €7 for adults, €2 for children aged 6-13
Annual passes are available, €70 for 2 Adults and 2 children 6-13, see full list here.