The Weihenstephan Gardens support teaching at the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences and promote the research and analysis of ornamental outdoor plants. They are of supra-regional significance for garden specialists and garden lovers alike and are a destination for countless visitors from Germany and abroad. A wide variety of flower bed and plant arrangements offer high value in terms of aesthetics and design.
Approximately 7,000 to 10,000 guests are expertly guided through the gardens on more than 200 guided tours each year. Attracting around 100,000 visitors each year, the Weihenstephan Gardens are also an attractive tourist destination for the city of Freising.
The Weihenstephan Gardens undergo regular development. The transformation of the entrance area into the Trial Garden (Sichtungsgarten) began in spring 2011 and further planting took place in 2012. Two water basins close to the entrance area were also completed in 2012, which means that water and water edge planting could take place in spring 2013. Planting in the fruit show garden in the Weihenstephan Allotment Gardens (Kleingarten), which was redesigned in 2011, was largely completed in 2012. The restoration of the Oberdieck Garden, which was reopened in 2008, ended with the planting of the apothecary garden in 2012.
A German Weather Service weather station provides up-to-date weather information directly from the community gardens.
Am Staudengarten 7
T +49 8161 71-4026 (Monday and Wednesday in the morning)
F +49 8161 71-5596
1 April to 31 October, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
including Sundays and bank holidays
The courtyard (Hofgarten) and parterre garden are accessible throughout the year.
Visiting the gardens is free of charge.
Dogs must be kept on a lead in the courtyard garden and parterre garden. Dogs are not allowed in all other gardens!
Site plan of the Weihenstephan Gardens