The Old Botanical Garden in Kiel , also known as the Old Botanical Garden on the Fjord, is a former botanical garden and arboretum located at Düsternbrooker Weg 19, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is open daily without charge.Kiel has had various botanical gardens since 1668, when professor Johann Daniel Major established his horticus medicus within the garden of Kiel Castle. It is unclear whether this garden survived the Danish occupation of 1675-1676. Subsequent gardens were established on the site of the former Franciscan monastery on the Falckstraße and the garden at the Prüne . No trace of these early gardens remains.The Old Botanical Garden began as the private park of tobacco manufacturer Abraham Christian Brauer, who in 1825 created a garden with curved walkways, differentiated woody plantings, a swan pond, and excellent views of Kiel's fjord landscape. Upon his death in 1868 the site was acquired by the University of Kiel, and from 1878-1884 was refashioned by botanist Adolf Engler as a botanical garden, introducing geographic plantings of exotic species while preserving the landscape aesthetics. In 1891 the university added a hilltop pavilion, an octagonal brick building with a graceful dome of iron mesh, and in 1906 added the garden inspector's cottage. After the university created a new botanical garden on its campus in 1978, the garden became a public park in 1980. Its fence and pavilion were extensively restored from 1984–1994, and since 1998 the cottage has served as the Literature House of Schleswig-Holstein. Put Kiel Botanical Gardens into our Kiel tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kiel.
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Botanic Garden in Kiel consist of big park with numerous trees and plants. It was divided by several parts based on a parts of world from which plants growing there come from. In Botanic Garden are...
Botanic Garden in Kiel consist of big park with numerous trees and plants. It was divided by several parts based on a parts of world from which plants growing there come from. In Botanic Garden are... more »
When ever we visit our grandchildren in Kiel, we do not miss this beautiful garden. Either in the exotic green houses or outside, we always find new attractions. We had created a file of photos, just.... more
When ever we visit our grandchildren in Kiel, we do not miss this beautiful garden. Either in the exotic green houses or outside, we always find new attractions. We had created a file of photos, just.... more »
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