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Großer Tiergarten - Points of interest - Areas worth seeing in the park

Rosengarten


Pergola in the Rose Garden, 2014; photo: Thomas LeBas / minigram
Pergola in the Rose Garden, 2014   photo: Thomas LeBas / minigram

Roses, perennials, summer flowers

The rose garden was created in 1909 by the director of the "Großer Tiergarten" park, Felix Freudeman, in cooperation with rose breeder Peter Lambert. The garden was laid out in place of a symmetrical garden with trees planted in a regular pattern designed by Joseph Lenné. Because of the new "Bremer Weg" path built in 1951 more than a third of the old rose garden including two lily ponds went lost. As a substitute the garden planner Alverdes put here a summer flower garden.

Resumption of design traditions

What remained of the rose garden after the Second World War was redesigned in 1974 based on the historical complex. The planting was fundamentally renewed in 2004. Framed by a stone pergola and a strictly linear hedge row, in the middle of a dense forest area of the park, visitors are suddenly delighted by an overwhelming wealth and diversity of roses planted in rigorously formal landscaped beds and mingled with matching perennials.

The rose garden impressively underlines what Knobelsdorff and also Lenné aimed to achieve for the viewer by carefully designing places and special gardens decorated with rich plant beds and statues: as Lenné said, the large park needs these jewels in order not to lose the most exquisite enjoyment of variety and surprise.

In 2014 the restoration of the southern colonnade was completed.