The Palmengarten in Frankfurt am Main is one of the most renowned botanical gardens in Europe. It was created in 1868 on the initiative of Heinrich Siesmayer. He won over citizens of Frankfurt for his idea, who bought shares with a total value of more than 200,000 guilders in order to bring Duke Adolph von Nassau's valuable plant collections from Wiesbaden to Frankfurt. Under the motto "Plants.Life.Culture", the palm garden serves a wide variety of demands today.
The palm garden offers a park with splendid trees and meadows as well as flower beds with seasonal planting on an area of over 20 hectares. There are also themed gardens and show houses such as the historic palm house or the tropicarium. Plants from almost all vegetation zones on earth, from the tropical rainforest to the sub-Antarctic, can be viewed here. The palm garden is one of the ten most species-rich gardens in the world.
From 2021, when the palm garden will be 150 years old, visitors can stroll among tropical butterflies and plants and learn how pollination works and why it is so important. The flower and butterfly house is expected to open at the end of February 2021.
The app provides the most important information for a tour of discovery through the palm garden. It includes various tours with different focuses. The stations can be viewed at home on the sofa or you can be navigated to the selected destination on site. In addition to the show houses, themed beds or trees worth seeing, the app also shows the gastronomic offers, entrances and exits, toilets, playgrounds and quiet meadows.