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Palace Gardens are Works of Art

The gardens under the auspices of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation (SPSG) are truly unique garden creations and valuable nature spaces in the Berlin-Brandenburg region of the nation’s capital.
Please help us in caring for and preserving these gardens so that future generations will be able to enjoy them as well!

Enjoying the Historical Gardens – and showing consideration for it

Currently, the palace gardens are being frequented by exceptionally high numbers of visitors. When you visit, kindly observe the respective park rules and pay attention to the information signs on location. In principle, in order to protect the buildings and garden grounds, any behavior is prohibited, which might damage, contaminate or adversely affect the buildings and garden grounds in any way. Such behavior includes the climbing on sculptures or trees, not keeping dogs on a leash, resting or sunbathing on lawn areas not specifically designated for this purpose, barbecuing, building an open fire, the stealing of plants or other things, or riding bicycles on paths not expressly marked for this.
Should you have questions concerning the "dos and don'ts", please ask our guards on location or other employees of the SPSG.

Opening Hours

The palace gardens are open daily for you from 8 a.m. until dark. One exception to this is Peacock Island: The ferry runs daily between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the summer season (April to October) and daily between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the winter months (November to March).

Rose blossom

In May and June, roses are in bloom in various parks of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation: The rose gardens on Peacock Island and at Charlottenhof Villa, both of which can be traced back to the garden architect Peter Josef Lenné, as well as the reconstructed Golden Rose Garden in Babelsberg Park, in the centre of which a bronze heron stretches its neck and sprays a graceful fountain upwards, are among the SPSG's most important horticultural sites and bear witness to important collections of historic roses in Germany. Historic roses are particularly captivating because of their floral scent, which is not present in modern roses in this intensity. Rose care is one of the horticultural crops that requires the most care, as they are particularly sensitive to drought, excessive humidity, pests and frost.

They are back again! The Gotland sheep in Sanssouci Park and Charlottenburg Palace Garden

From now on, the horned park inhabitants will once again be making their contribution to practical nature conservation - and providing plenty of good cheer. In Sanssouci Park, Charlottenburg Palace Gardens and Paretz Estate, several meadow areas with lush greenery await them, where they can feast until November.
The sheep at Sanssouci Park roam in over ten areas of the 300-hectare park. Thanks to a donation from the Freunde der Preußischen Schlösser und Gärten (Friends of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens), you can always find their current pasture on this map.

Everyday Stories from the Palace Gardens

Caring for historical gardens requires a great deal of experience and expertise as well as an endless amount of love and patience. Being extremely dedicated, our gardeners nurture their green darlings daily – and here, they tell you little stories of their everyday lives:



Palace Gardens in Potsdam, Berlin and Brandenburg

The historical gardens and park grounds are living works of art that provide us with knowledge and enjoyment in a relaxing environment. Experience exciting travels through time in the twelve Prussian gardens in Berlin and Brandenburg:



#ParkIsArt: Photo highlights in the social media from our lovers of garden art

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter und Instagram and post your most beautiful experiences at the Prussian gardens and park grounds using the hashtag #ParkIsArt and @spsgmuseum. Here, we would be delighted to share the most beautiful impressions: