Gardens of the World offers visitors an experience of impressive and diverse international garden artistry from various eras and regions, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Japanese, Balinese and European. All the world’s cultures regard the garden as a place of peace, beauty, prosperity and happiness. This shared aspect of global human culture is reflected in a wealth of different forms of gardens.

Gardens of the World’s 21-hectare site invites visitors to embark on a tour of the world’s gardens through its nine elaborately designed horticultural treasures. A tenth themed garden, the English Garden, will open in 2017 during the International Garten Exhibition Berlin (Internationale Gartenausstellung Berlin - IGA). During the IGA Gardens of the World will showcase various garden traditions and become the centre of contemporary international gardening and landscaping artistry for 186 days.

This special garden experience is already a magnet for visitors, attracting more than 800,000 garden enthusiasts to the Marzahn-Hellersdorf district in 2014. Visitor numbers are forecast to grow to up to 1.2 million, so the infrastructure will be adapted to the growing numbers of visitors and a visitors’ centre with catering facilities built.

Every year countless major and smaller events are held in the Gardens of the World and the park also offers a diverse range of catering facilities. The Chinese and Oriental Gardens can also be booked as a very special place for a wedding.

Dates & Facts

Site

Eisenacher Str. 99, Bezirk Marzahn-Hellersdorf. Entrances - Eisenacher Strasse, Blumenberger Damm (currently closed), Kienberg/Siegmarstrasse (currently closed)
Size 21 hectares, plus the 22-hectare ‘Gardens of the World’ extension
Planning Gottfried Funeck, Berlin; Roswitha Schultz, Berlin; Birgit Engelhardt, Berlin (Berliner Gartenschau; you can find details on the planners of individual gardens in the “Gardens of the World” on the relevant sub-pages.)
Opened 9th of May 1987 as Berlin Horticultural Show (‘Berliner Gartenschau’). 1991 as Marzahn Recreational Park (‘Erholungspark Marzahn’). 15th of October 2000 as ‘Gardens of the World’

 

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