June 6, 2012

Sanssouci park and Botanical garden in Potsdam

     Today we visited magnificent park Sanssouci in Potsdam. This park is a great example of finest landscaping work. Here comes a selection of pictures taken by Björn.

Part of the vineyard terracing

One of the huge purple beech trees

Muses and the greenery

Many palm and citrus trees are grown in pots

     Botanical garden of Potsdam is situated right next to the park so we used an opportunity to check it out as well.

     Although I'm not in to rock gardening I was impressed by the large alpine garden.

     I liked a lot this hosta and Astilbe planting along a stream. Hostas are absolutely happy in such conditions - light shadow and plenty of water accessible for their roots.

     This relative of Rhododendrons Kalmia latifolia caught up my attention with its graceful flowers.

     In my opinion Adiantum pedatum is the most beautiful garden fern. This gorgeous specimen is called Adiantum pedatum var. aleuticum. It has blue-green color and slightly different shape of pinnae than Adiantum pedatum.

     Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' is planted along the water cascade.


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Olga said...

Yes, it is, Irene! Highly recommended to visit!

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