Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Visiting Vienna [Part 4/6]: Alpine Gardens

The Alpengarten was created in 1803, and is the oldest alpine garden in the world. Unlike the Botanical Garden which has an open layout and is located nearby, the Alpengarten is crammed with plants, and small footpaths criss-cross the garden. A small lodge in alpine style has some exhibits on plants and insects in the Alps. The garden also has a collection of bonsai trees.

This is a multi part travel series. Other parts include

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The Alpine Gardens are located right next to the Belvedere Castle in Vienna. A small gate on the right side of the path leads into the gardens.




Nature is still sleeping here. Some of the wintergreens are keeping their freshness, while most of the flowers and trees are still in the winder sleep.



Many hidden places to take snapshots from :)






Some flowers were emerging from the ground, ringing in the soon arrival of spring.




After our visit to the gardens, it was only a few steps to the Belvedere Castle, which will be our point of interest in part five of this series.


23 comments:

  1. I knew from the minute I saw the wonderful arched entrance in the wall to the Alpine Garden that it would be exquisite Mersad.. Wonderful images from the garden and a fabulous reflection to end with.. nice work indeed!

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    1. Let me tell you, everything in this garden is so delicate, especially the fences and entrances.

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  2. i like the catkins spilling off that tree. :)

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    1. They are quite a sight, aren't they. I hope you liked the gate as well. I know you like them. :)

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  3. What an incredibly beautiful place, Mersad!! Your captures are superb as always and the very next best thing to being there myself!! Thank you, as always, for sharing such wonderful, breathtaking beauty with us! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy -- and it's obvious that you do!!!

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    1. Thanks Sylvia. So glad you enjoyed them, and I wish you a nice week as well.

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  4. I was in Vienna several years ago and I enjoyed your beautiful pictures very much. I feel that I walked again in Alpengarten. Mersad, your pictures are fantastic!!!

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  5. Hi Mersad What a wonderful walled garden. Spring is certainly trying to 'spring'! Love the catkins. Do you know the name of the yellow flower on the tree? I have seen it near once but do not know what it is. Perhaps someone will know if you do not.

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    1. According to the latin name (which is written on the Label) the Corylus avellana is the common hazel, a European and Asian form of hazel.

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  6. yet another fun visit to Vienna... I like the wall with the gate, your sister and her boyfriend and the reflections..... those purple flowers are so pretty and the tree with the gold things appeals to me.

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    1. Thank you Sandra. The wall with the gate is what attracted us to venture inside.

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  7. Such a fascinating beauty in this garden. Your photos are wonderful.

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  8. Absolutely amazing, Mersad. Love them all, but that last one is just magical - nice reflection!

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    1. More from the place in the last image in the next part! :)

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  9. A beautiful series of photos, Mersad. The last one is fabulous!.

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  10. Beautiful garden! I can only imagine what it will look like when in full bloom.

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  11. I agree with the others who commented about the last shot, it is wonderful. Love your images of the signs of spring, especially the delicate yellow flowers on the tree.

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  12. It is lovely, Mersad. The first and last are probably my favorites, but I also enjoyed seeing the spring flowers.

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  13. I like that photo of the couple, taken while peeking through the trees. Looking forward to the castle images.

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  14. Jaaa...sieht noch verschlafen aus, aber die ersten Boten zeigen sich wundervoll, und das satte Grün lässt auch den Frühling erkennen. Muss auch toll im Sommer aussehen, halt märchenhaft^^

    Liebe Grüssle

    Nova

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  15. The last shot is dramatic but I like the Crocus flowers a splash of colour at last.

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  16. Another lovely series of pictures. And the first spring flowers are always such a joy to the eye, aren't they!

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  17. Wunderschöne Fotos! Diesen Garten haben wir in Wien verpasst, bzw. ich wusste gar nichts drüber. LG

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