The Arboretum

East of the alpine garden lies the shady arboretum. Here stand the tallest trees in the botanical garden: ash, alder, oak, lime, and maple species, some from Central and Southern Europe, and some from America or the Far East. In this secluded part of the garden, you can hear woodpeckers tapping, watch squirrels, or simply "recharge your batteries."

In the summer, the mossy meadow in the shade of the trees has little to offer. However, in the spring, the soil of the arboretum transforms into a carpet of flowers from thousands of spring ephemerals.


The Muschelkalk bedrock of the Göttingen hills is characterized by species-rich beech forests with colorful spring flora from bluebells, columbines, and hellebores, etc. The colorful spring aspect in our arboretum is a charming mix of native woodland plants and old, abandoned garden stock of bulbs and tubers. By carefully mowing the meadows, we ensure that the spring flowers "go wild" and become more numerous year after year.