The garden was used to experiment with the breeding of plants native to southern regions in Hannover's colder northern climate. The attempt to grow rice failed, but tobacco and mulberry were successful (allowing silkworms in the nearby city of Hemelin, which were used in the production of royal silk, to be fed mulberry leaves).
We first explore the tropical plants in the greenhouses.
A separate greenhouse holds plants from the Canary Islands.
Canary Islands house (Kanarenschauhaus)
Leaving the greenhouses, we wander the paths from garden to garden, delighting in all we find.
Wandering through the gardens
Much of the garden was rebuilt after the Second World War and, following the restoration, members of the Royal Family of Hannover, including King George I of Great Britain, were interred in the garden's mausoleum.