Palm Garden

Palm Garden

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Palm Garden

© Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Photo: Palmengarten

In the heart of Frankfurt, there is a plant paradise with plants from all corners of the world. Without having to go on a long journey, visitors can discover the fascinating variety of the botanical world in the Palm Garden. Between paths and green spaces with deckchairs this show garden presents a whole diversity of thematic gardens and greenhouses.


Visitors experience a lush sub-tropical landscape in the Palm House where a multitude of imposing plants, huge shrubs and ferns are located. In a grotto-like underpass aquaria show a colourful tropical underwater world. Another attraction is the tropicarium that depicts the plant world of different tropical landscapes (e.g. savannah, fog deserts, monsoon jungle) in a lifelike way. As a contrast to this, visitors find themselves in the plant world of the cool temperate areas of the southern hemisphere in the Sub-Antarctic House. A particularly fine sight is the flower house at the garden centre. Visitors can enjoy a great sea of flowers across 200 sq.m all year round.


Many gardens such as the rockery with its imposing waterfall or the colourful rhododendron garden invite visitors to stop for a while. Particularly in summer, the 1200 sq.m cactus garden delights visitors. This is where succulents and flowering plants from America, Africa and the Canary Islands can be admired.


An interesting, constantly changing exhibition programme offers flower shows and information exhibitions about botanical topics. These are accompanied by tours, lectures and a host of cultural offerings (e.g. music in the Palm Garden). There are playgrounds for children and in the warmer season, the Palm Garden offers a pond with rowing boats, mini-golf and a small railway.


Every year in June, the Rose and Light Festival represents a special highlight. The Rose Festival has been celebrated since 1931. With the queen of flowers, in the light of various illuminations and a varied musical programme, the Palm Garden celebrates its greatest festival and the great rose exhibition is at its centre. The highlight of the weekend is the Light Festival. On Saturday evening, pictures made of thousands of tea lights are displayed in the entire garden. The festival ends with a great firework celebration.