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!

24 thoughts on “A Bishop’s Garden (Part Three)

    • Oh yes, a sweet smell, a little like honeysuckle. It permeated the whole garden, yet when you sniffed one single flower it hardly smelt at all!

    • I’m pleased you’re enjoying the garden. There were some unusual things there and not everything had a name tag, but the Judas Tree really stood out.

  1. So that is what a Judas tree looks like? It is pretty, but nothing like I expected. This garden seems to have more shrubs and bushes than flowers.

    • It certainly had a lot of shrubs, and many larger ones in pots for taking in for winter, but there were also plenty of ground cover plants and herbs. I think I must have concentrated on photographing the more unusual plants! 😉

    • Hi Mountainmae. I have since found out that it is called “Colutea arborescens” and looks very similar to lentil plants, but as far as I know the seeds are not edible. (I think lentil plants only grow a couple of feet high.) Have a nice day! 😀

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