The Garden of Augustusburg Castle, Bruhl, Germany

After the disappointing experience of finding a closed castle we strolled towards the garden, other tourists too headed towards this beautiful spacious garden. The original elaborate flower garden was designed by Dominique Girard. It was later redesigned a couple of times and turned in to a landscape garden.

Walking through the rows of trees lining the garden was a fanciful experience. It felt like we were walking through a tunnel of trees. Observing carefully I saw that most of the tree trunks were hollow. They are inserted with metal rods to provide strength to the tree trunks. Obviously the trees were many many years old… may be a century or so I guessed.

Spring would the ideal season to visit the beautiful garden.

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17 Responses

  1. Onkar says:

    very interesting

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Such a lovely place! And how interesting about the trees! Great captures for the day, Indrani! Hope your weekend is going well!

    Sylvia

  3. trees with braces–that is interesting! this garden is beautiful, the second photo is magical. reminds me of the garden beside Buckingham Palace.:p

  4. NixBlog says:

    Beautiful shots, Indrani.

  5. Vaish says:

    Wow, the line of trees is sure interesting! And even more interesting is to know that they are centuries old! And simple german engineering to give strength to the tree trunks!

  6. ashok says:

    Interesting to see the tree bracings…something new I didnt know before…

  7. Joop Zand says:

    Good shots Indrani

  8. ladyfi says:

    Stunning gardens! Love that shot of the trees lining the avenue.

  9. arabesque says:

    hollow trees?! ^0^
    now that's interesting Indrani,
    i think it shows how old these trees were and how much they are "not" taken for granted.

  10. Francisca says:

    That tree-lined shot is gorgeous. When I visit garden grounds on a sunny day, I have no time for going inside, but I can empathize with your disappointment of finding it closed.

  11. Brilliant garden and the trees, great photos.

  12. Pietro says:

    Fine images, Indrani. The tunnnel of trees is so lovely!

  13. Carver says:

    That's a beautiful garden.

  14. Leovi says:

    I love the second photo, beautiful gardens.

  15. Lovely garden. Really interesting to note that steel rods are used to reinforce old tree trunks. Much like plates used to set broken bones.

  16. Beautiful gardens! but I wonder why the rods were placed. Normally nature takes care of itself.

  17. Aarti says:

    Sounds like a fascinating place.. the 2nd pic with trees all lined up on either side looks straight out of a picture postcard

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