The Garden Landscape Guide

Britzer Garten

The park was built for the BUGA horticultural show in 1985. There is a rose garden, herb garden, witch garden, medieval castle, and a large lake with an island ("Liebesinsel” meaning "Love Island").

Head Gardener's Comment

The Britzer Garden, with a size of 90 acres, has a wide variety of offers such as garden art, gastronomy, concerts, events, sport and health offers, animals and a real museum train. Most important, however, are the very well maintained garden grounds as well as the pure nature. This is why the Britzer Garden was elected amongst the 10 most beautiful gardens in the whole of Germany in 2002. The modern landscape garden groups itself into a quiet, broad lake landscape with a size of 10 acres embedded in a hilly landscape. Up to 19 metre high hills located near the lakes allow you to enjoy beautiful views across the park landscape and it is also an excellent opportunity for people to recover and play. Springs can be found on two of the hills with little streams trickling down as well as water falls. Grassland with some little shrubs allow these hills to be used for a variety of activities. The buildings as well as bridges offer a special charm as they were designed for spatial situations. The café on the side of the lake emerges from a hill. It is integrated into the surrounding landscape. Several paths come together at a nearby bridge. One can enjoy a beautiful view in several directions. It can be compared with a bundle of roots. One would never believe that it was once planned by garden architects and designed by landscape gardeners. They have developed into a habitat for animal species in order to breed.

History

The Britzer Garden emerged from the Bundesgartenschau in 1985. Design: Wolfgang Miller, garden and landscape architect; Georg Penker, garden architect, Zilling, Zillich, Halfmann – garden and landscape architect Opening: 26. April 1985

Plants of note

The modern landscape park has numerous special gardens such as the “Hexengarten” (witch garden) – a mediaeval castle and herb garden, the Karl-Foerster-shrubb Garden and the Rose Garden with 250 individual varieties, theme gardens, wood exhibition and the rhododendron grove. “Tulipan in the Britzer Garden” is the overture of a blossoming garden year in the Britzer Garden. Tulips displaying various shapes, colours and sizes including species which look like lilies or water lilies bloom in the months of April and May which are presented in “Tulipan in the Britzer Garden”. More than 500.000 tulips can be admired here which bloom on meadows surrounded by blossoming fruit trees, grape hyacinths and daffodils. Dahlias belong to one of the most gorgeous and most colourful flowers the Britzer Garden has to offer. If planted at the perfect location they blossom continuously from mid summer all the way through to the first signs of frost. The Flower of the Aztec has been dedicated its own exibition, the "Dahlia-Fever". Every year up to 10.000 dahlias amaze visitors with all their various sizes, colours and blossom shapes - presenting more than 200 different species of dahlias.

Sangerhauser Weg 1, Neukölln, D- 12349 Berlin, North East, Germany

All year. Daily. Open 9am to dusk. until 4 pm (November - February) until 6 pm (March and October) until 8 pm (April - September)

Entrance fees (except special events) Day ticket Adults 2,00 EUR Students (6-14 years of age) 1,00 EUR Handicapped people 1,00 EUR Free admissions to Children up to five years of age

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Reviews

  • over 3 years by IrOtt 5 / 5

    The Britzer Garten is worth to visit all year. For example: in early spring you´ll find thousands of early bloomers everywhere, special is the "Tulipan" tulip- show in April/ May.
    Also a place to spend the whole day there, maybe with a pick nick basket. I

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Tulips, Britzer Garten Photograph © Grün Berlin
Bridge, Britzer Garten Photograph © Grün Berlin
Sculpture, Britzer Garten Photograph © Grün Berlin
Britzer Garten, November Photograph © Grün Berlin
Britzer Garten, Berlin Photograph © Grün Berlin