A Bishop’s Garden (Part Three)

The Hortus Eystettensis (Garden at Eichstätt) has been the subject of two posts recently, here and here. Today I’m presenting some of the beautiful things I saw there. This small botanical garden has a lot to offer!

(For a closer look, click on the pictures)

There were herbs…


Anthemis tinctoria (Yellow Chamomile)

Tagetes and Thyme

There were heavenly scents from plants that to the eye were not perfect, but to the nose…



(The Broom fragrance was the first thing we noticed when entering the garden, and it was at the far end!)

There were common plants I grow in my own garden…



And then the unusual, that I had heard of but never seen…

The Judas Tree (Cercis siliquastrum)

(already flowered but with amazing seed pods)

A Lentil Tree? (Linsenbaum)

There were still a few flowers on a pomegranate, and the citrus plants in enormous pots (to be taken indoors over winter) were bushy and healthier than any I’ve seen before in our climes!

Lemons with a flowering Cotinus (Smokebush) in the background



There is one more tree that caught my eye – completely new to me and so beautiful it will get a post of its own tomorrow…

That will conclude the series on this garden.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at the botanical garden in Eichstätt.

Thank you for visiting!