The garden

  • 1. Waves of the Danube

    This lawn is put in motion by artificially shaped, billowing waves. Blue iris arranged at the highest points of the waves give the impression of white crested waves of the dynamic river. The garden „Danube waves“ makes a connection to the near Danube River.

    Am Wasserpark 1, 3430 Tulln



    2. Butterflies in your stomach

    In this garden, bees, butterflies and other insects can find a varied food offer. The nectar-rich butterfly-bush forms the basic structure. Herbaceous perennials blossoming in matching colours, like coneflowers, asters, mulleins etc. complement the feast. Benches invite the guests to sit down and stay for a while.

    Am Wasserpark 1, 3430 Tulln



    3. A Garden admits climate change

    For several years now, HBLFA Schönbrunn, Austria‘s only institute of higher education for horticulture and landscape gardening, has researched plants suitable for dry sites. In this model garden, we wish to show visitors how these can be used together with natural construction materials to design a garden. To enhance the garden‘s attractiveness year round, we consciously planted non-native species in combination with native plants. Instead of the usual lawns, we opted for sowing a so called gravel turf.

    lfz  Gartenbau Wien - Schönbrunn
    DI Stefan Schmidt
    Grünbergstrasse 24
    1130 Wien-Schönbrunn
    T: +43/1/813 59 50 313

    lfz  Gartenbau Wien - Schönbrunn
    DI Jürgen Knickmann
    Grünbergstrasse 24
    1130 Wien-Schönbrunn
    T: +43/1/813 59 50 351

    4. Gold & Silver

    The most important feature of this garden is the easy-care planting concept for lazy gardeners. This contemporary colourful gravel garden shows that beautiful colours can also be created by concentrating on two dominating colours with nuances. Low-weight substrate and mineral gravel mulch dominate the exceptional look. They contribute to achieving extensivity of care, high stability and outstanding winter hardness of the used plants


    Staudengärtnerei Hameter
    Xandl Schmidhammer
    Werthfeldstrasse 3334
    14 Baumgarten
    T: +43/2274/72 65

    5. Wooden.Roof.Garden

    Green areas on roofs provide ecologically valuable compensation for the built-up area. Especially in an urban context, these not only create a new home for flora and fauna, but are also a welcome green oasis for people. When choosing the plants, frost hardiness, drought tolerability and urban climate resilience are important aspects in addition to decorative value and use. Wood, especially indigenous oak, was used to create a cosy atmosphere.

    DI MAS (GIS) Franz Grossauer
    Stadtplatz 14/2
    3950 Gmünd
    T: +43/2852/549 25 

    Fricke Gründächer & Gartengestaltung
    Reichergasse 90
    3411 Klosterneuburg

    6. Hedge Dance

    The light leaves of the hornbeams create a fine contrast to the dark foliage of the privet. Cut into a defined shape, they can lightly and gently be complemented with ornamental grasses. The European cornel was discreetly added proving that also an indigenous fruit shrub can successfully be planted as a hedge.

    Am Wasserpark 1, 3430 Tulln

    7. Small but perfectly formed

    Wie aus dem Bilderbuch

    Der Raum zwischen Haus und Straße erhält oft zu wenig Beachtung. Das Gartenteam der GARTEN TULLN zeigt auf wenig Fläche, wie man diesen Bereich bestmöglich ausnutzt und dabei optische Blickfänge setzt. Neue Perspektiven in diesem praktischen Garten ergeben sich durch Sitzbereich, Naturstein als Wegebelag und kugelförmige Gehölze. 

    Es ist sogar noch Platz für eine Gartenhütte und eine Holzbox für die Mülltonnen, beides natürlich mit Dachbegrünung. Besonderes Augenmerk wird hier auf Sortenvielfalt gelegt, die Gärtnerinnen und Gärtner der GARTEN TULLN haben bewusst Pflanzen gewählt, die am Gelände noch nicht vertreten waren.

    NÖ Landesgartenschau Planungs- und Errichtungs GmbH
    Am Wasserpark 1
    3430 Tulln
    T: +43/2272/68 188


    Jako z obrázkové knihy

    Prostor mezi domem a ulicí se často přehlíží. Zahradnický tým GARTEN TULLN ukazuje na malé ploše, jak lze toto místo co nejlépe a opticky poutavě využít. Nové perspektivy v této praktické zahradě se otevírají vytvořením posezení, použitím přírodního kamene na cestičky a kulovitých dřevin. 

    Zbývá dokonce místo na zahradní chatku a dřevěný přístřešek na popelnice, střechy obou staveb jsou samozřejmě pokryty zelení. Zvláštní pozornost je věnována rozmanitosti druhů. Zahradníci z  GARTEN TULLN vědomě volili rostliny, které dosud nebyly na pozemku zastoupeny. 

    8. Climbers garden

    Whatever is available is used as climbing aid: trees, fences, pergolas or any other form of support. This garden proves that, also for plants, art objects can be the goal when striving for higher ground. The innovative climbing frames made from metal were combined with local natural stone materials. Tunnels enhance the perspective effect of the wayside cross. Wild herbaceous perennials as ground staff, so to say, contribute their bit to the overall picture. Lined by annual climbers, most of which are edible, this garden changes its look every year and keeps surprising us.

    ​Am Wasserpark 1
    3430 Tulln
    T: +43/2272/68 188


    9. 60 minute garden

    The garden is designed so that it only takes one hour a week to tend. This leaves a lot of time for relaxing on the patio or in the English teahouse. The pond, the herbs and the vitamin-packed fruit ripe for picking invited the visitor to taste, relax  and linger a while. The traditional yellow, orange and red flowering shrubs arranged down the sides symbolise the energy of the sun, so vital to us humans.

    HBLA Sitzenberg
    DI Rosa Raab
    Schlossbergstrasse 4
    3454 Sitzenberg
    T: +43/2276/23 35

    10. Natural pharmacy

    Here, the Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists has created a garden in which more than 80 different medicinal herbs are presented. The herb beds are arranged according to the plants effects on the various organs oft he human body. Visitors can learn about the benefits and the preparation of herbal medicin. The spectrum ranges from plants that are known at least by their name, like valerian or wormwood, to rar herbs, such as the rosebay willow-herb, angelica or goat‘s rue. Also belladonna or foxglove are presented here but, because they are really poisonous, in a separated area.

    Österreichische Apothekerkammer
    Spitalgasse 31
    1090 Wien

    11. Earthworm garden


    Im Regenwurmgarten wird die Bedeutung des Naturkreislaufs für den Naturgarten gezeigt. Durch die Verwendung von Regenwurmhumus kann man nicht nur Pflanzen ernähren, sondern auch das Bodenleben und die Bodenstruktur nachhaltig verbessern. 

    Mit der Kompostierung der Garten- und Küchenabfälle wird der Bedarf an Dünger und Pflanzenschutzmitteln im Garten verringert. Die Regenwürmer helfen dabei, selbst wenn keine Möglichkeit für einen Komposthaufen im Garten besteht. 

    Die Wurmkompostkiste kann auch bequem im Innenbereich aufgestellt werden oder gleich fertigen Regenwurmhumus direkt bei Alfred Grand erwerben. "Regenwurmhumus ist mehr als nur Düngen!"

    VermiGrand Regenwurmfarm
    Alfred Grand
    Kremserstrasse 63
    3462 Absdorf
    T: +43/2278/7041


    Zahrada žížal

    V zahradě žížal bychom rádi ukázali význam přírodního koloběhu pro přírodní zahradu. Použitím  humusu, který žížaly vytvoří, lze nejen dodávat živiny rostlinám, ale i trvale zlepšovat strukturu půdy a život v ní.

    Kompostováním zahradních a kuchyňských odpadů se v zahradě snižuje spotřeba hnojiv a ochranných prostředků. Žížaly pomáhají i v případě, že v zahradě není možné vytvořit místo pro kompost.
    Bedýnku pro žížaly můžete postavit i ve vnitřním prostoru, případně lze hotový humus objednat přímo u Alfrada Granda. "Žížalí humus je víc než jen hnojivo!"

    12. Wood (Spaces)

    In the centre of the garden there are terraces with different wood types and levels, as well as two raised beds. Four c-shaped modules form a spatial boundary at the edge. The centre is framed and bordered by railway sleepers. A water tank at the edge of these wood surfaces creates a transition to the peripheral areas of the garden with sleepers, a spa house and a storage room which are led to by stairs. The planting implies the forest as the wood’s place of origin. In the raised beds there are herbs near the garden kitchen and selected perennials in the presentation area.

    proHolz Niederösterreich
    Arbeitsgemeinschaft der
    niederösterreichischen Holzwirtschaft
    Landsbergerstrasse 1
    3100 St.Pölten
    T +43 (0)2742/851 - 19210







    13. Competence centre for Horticulture

    Lower Austrian professional gardeners focus mainly on the cultivation, propagation, care and sale of plants, whether spring flowers, bulb plants or summer flowers. In-season plants grow in the seasonal bed. A special aspect is colour design using woody plants. During the leaf- and flowerless period, structure, bark and shape become the determining design elements. Evergreen plants are attractive throughout the year, and their lightness is very trendy. Recently, there has also been an increase in demand for vegetables and herbs. Their varied flavour nuances have created a new desire for vegetable growing in the private garden.

    Gärtnervereinigung NÖ
    GF DI Six Gerhard
    Wienerstraße 64
    3100 St. Pölten
    T: +43/2742/25 92 404

    14. Vegetable garden thought of the box

    This model garden provides many suggestions all around the topic „planting, harvesting and enjoying“. It´s core are mixed crop vegetable beds. The centrally arranged module bed demonstrates how four-field crop rotation works. In this garden, you will find both common and little known pot-herbs, rare vegetables, edible flowering plants, fruit trees, climbing vegetables-teepees and hotbeds for heat-sensitive plants as well as high beds and a composting area. You can also learn how to protect the vegetable and fruit treasures during winter. A garden for all senses. Enjoy!

    "Natur im Garten"
    Am Wasserpark 1, 3430 Tulln

    Ökocampus 3
    3532 Ottenstein


    15. Farmer`s garden

    Farmer‘s gardens are proof that it is possible to combine beauty and usefulness. The mixed cultivation including vegetables, herbs and flowering plants attract many beneficial organisms. They act as biological pest control without resorting to the chemical hammer. Typical design elements, such as the wayside cross, the circular flower bed in the centre, the lattice fencing and also the box-tree hedge make the farmer‘s garden a symbol of an almost forgotten garden world, which has seen a renaissance in the past few years. In a little information hut, visitors will find protection from rain and the sun while learning ecological facts, and discover interesting options for storing fruit and vegetables in the cellar.

    Geschäftsbereich "Natur im Garten"
    Umweltschutzverein Bürger und Umwelt
    Landhausboulevard, Haus 1, Top 1
    3109 St. Pölten 

    Dallhammer GmbH
    Gartengestaltung & Schwimmteichbau
    Weiterner Straße 38
    3100 St. Pölten


    16. NÖN readers`garden

    What could be more natural than visiting the NÖN readers‘ garden to unwind and enjoy a good reading – whether flowery poetry, an exciting book or your NÖN newspaper – in the shade of the trees! The ideal spot to pause for a moment and take in what you have seen so far is situated exactly in the centre of the Garden Show. Sometimes, a lovely resting area is what we need.

    Gutenbergstraße 12
    3100 St. Pölten
    T: +43/2742/802-0

    Rudolf Leiner Ges.m.b.H.
    Filiale Tulln-Langenrohr
    Europastraße 11
    3442 Tulln-Langenrohr

    17. Recycling garden

    The Re-Cycling Garden is all about closeness to nature and variety employing re-used and regrowing materials. Excavated material was used for modelling the area. A willow grove supplied rods for constructing fences, cupolas and screens. Brick sand was used as paving material. It offers shaded and sunny sitting areas, dry and humid plant locations and diverse elements for playing and viewing. Rare bulb plants contrast with rust-coloured herbaceous perennials and wild plants. In addition, diverse objects like shopping cart baskets as grandstand and a stationary bike as lookout point are displayed to be discovered.

    Plan B (DI Ingo Österreicher) 
    DI Thomas Roth
    Ottakringerstr. 144/14
    1160 Wien

    DI Rudolf Binder
    Herbergsweg 1
    7035 Steinbrunn

    18. Feel good garden

    „Feel good“ is the motto of this therapeutic garden. Find relaxation in the different areas of the so-called garden of rest. Plays of colour, sounds, fragrances, diverse surfaces and delicious fruit ensure that visitors experience all five senses in a delightful manner. Depending on the therapeutic goal and the physical condition, the individual elements should be adapted to the respective needs of the different clients in a personalised manner.

    Natur im Garten
    Am Wasserpark 1, 3430 Tulln
    Rechtsträger: Umweltschutzverein Bürger und Umwelt

    Österreichische Gartenbau-Gesellschaft
    Siebeckstraße 14, Top 1.4
    1220 Wien
    Telefon 01/512 84 16


    19. Round dance of hortensias

    A lush bed of hortensias that includes funkias, meadow-rues and bleeding heart creates romantic garden images and makes you forget everyday worries. The various species have been arranged at different heights, ascending towards the edges. A joyful, semi-shaded garden dream is thus created. Snowball viburnums complement the plant arrangement in the sunny sections.

    Am Wasserpark 1, 3430 Tulln



    20. English garden

    The „English Garden“ at the GARTEN TULLN is a tribute to Sissinghurst Garden, one of the most famous gardens in England. The delicate flowers shine in all nuances of white. Fine-structured leaves of silver colour emphasize the discreet soft charm of the flowers used. Stones in mild grey hues add an all-year attractive frame to the composition – whether in the rose garden, in the herb beds or in the gravel garden. The delicateness of the staggered heights, a long flowering time and the wide variety of harmonious colours make this garden special.

    159 Valley Drive Kingsbury
    London NW9 9NT
    T: +44/20 8204 0374

    Kramer & Kramer Gartengestaltungs GmbH
    Hauptstraße 18
    3441 Zöfing

    21. Terrace garden

    Its closeness to the house or apartment makes the terrace the ideal outdoor living room. A modern ambience is created by the paving using grey natural stone plates. A hint of southern flair has been added by the terracotta tiles, earthenware pots with summer flowers and mediterranean tub plants. The brick high bed even provides space for small fruit trees with a strawberry meadow below. Wild vine climbs up a pergola.

    ARGE Wohnen NÖ
    Obmann Dir. Manfred Damberger
    Ferstlergasse 4/3
    3100 St. Pölten
    T: +43/2742/90 20 560

    22. Garden for in-between

    The house has just finished and the garden dream mentally shifted by a year? For this case there are appealing intermediate solutions. One of them can be seen here: fast-erected willow buildings provide sheltered play areas and quickly give the garden its height. Nice to look at is the sown mixture of one-year-old flowers. They provide an additional effect to the soil and nourishment for beneficial organisms. This can have a great effect for one to two years with little effort.

    Am Wasserpark 1
    3430 Tulln

    23. Mist forest

    The mist forest enchants the visitors and takes them into a mystic world. Brushwood has been arranged between the felled stems to create screening walls. Horizontal stems form a high bed for forest shrubs, funkias and shade-loving ferns. Bizarrely shaped copper beeches highlight the unusual character of this abstract forest garden.

    Am Wasserpark 1, 3430 Tulln




  • 24. Terrace house garden

    The property is lined by a cherry laurel hedge and a box-tree hedge, which, over the years, will grow to a good permanent screen. A terrace designed along the entire width of the house offers living space for all. A pergola covered with wild vine provides protection against heat in summer. From here, the eye wanders to the end of the garden to enjoy the pretty leaves and flowers of ivy, clematis, laburnum, panicled hydrangea and snowball viburnums.

    Gartengestaltung Querfeld
    Günter Querfeld
    Josefstadlmaiergasse 2/29
    3003 Gablitz
    T: +43/2231/615 05

    25. Front garden

    Evergreen plants like yew trees and box tree cones create special accents in the front garden. A table and chairs are positioned on the round plateau paved with clinker bricks in the centre. All around, colourful herbaceous perennials and shrubs have been planted for variety. The slatted wood fence with clematis and climbing hortensias, combined with fragrant snowball viburnums, anemones and lady‘s mantle at the bottom, serve as screen to neighbouring gardens. Evergreen ivy, ferns and coral bells have been planted at the house entrance. A continuous paving leads to the door that is framed by European yews.

    Gartengestaltung Querfeld
    Günter Querfeld
    Josefstadlmaiergasse 2/29
    3003 Gablitz
    T: +43/2231/615 05

    26. A Garden for living

    A wall built from friendly and warm lime sand bricks and a cube separate the front garden and the courtyard. Refreshing water in the brickwork water basin and a paved sitting area create a holiday feeling. The Mediterranean atmosphere is emphasized by attractive flower beds and the oxide red and lavender blue coloured walls leading to the herb garden. Kiwi and vine climb on the entire length of the slatted wood fences towards the sun. A paved path, designed in complex mosaic shapes at some distinctive spots, leads through the garden. At the end of this axis, an ensemble that includes a stone wall with bench, a hornbeam hedge and flowering herbaceous perennial attract the eye of the visitor.

    Johannes Schawerda
    Mag. art Gabi Burger
    Hauptstraße 155
    2500 Soos
    T: +43/676/944 58 57

    27. Sea of grasses

    A sea of filigree grasses becomes a sensual space of experience. The characteristic ornamental grasses sway gently in the wind. They delight us with their long spadices, especially in midsummer. Spring flowers, such as anemones and Star-of-Bethlehem grow in between nests of grasses. The dainty flowers refresh the eye after the long winter period.

    Am Wasserpark 1
    3430 Tulln


    28. Wachau garden

    The garden is to show the unique character and typical elements of the unique river, wine and cultural landscape of the Wachau valley in a confined space. The topography develops from the lowest point in the centre in the terraces, which are framed by dry walls. Two pergolas offer protection from too much sun or rain, and are also used as information and meeting point. Water tubs with playful water lilies and artistic installations have been integrated into the garden. Wine, apricots, vineyard peaches and almonds have traditionally been cultivated in the Wachau valley with its favourable mild climate. Especially resistant vines with distinctive autumn colours are presented.

    Fritz der Gärtner
    Friedrich Franz Gafko
    Bachstraße 23
    A-3622 Elsarn
    T: +43 2713 8385
    F: +43 2713 78351

    Gartengestaltung Schranzhofer
    Angelika Schranzhofer
    A-3622 Amstal 18
    T: +43 2713 78330 oder +43 676/3389645
    F: +43 2713 78331

    Baumschule Spindler
    Martin Spindler
    A-3622 Amstal 18
    T: +43 2713 78330 oder +43 676/3389645
    F: +43 2713 78331


    29. Biopool

    The bio pool combines the benefits of a swimming pool with those of a biotope. No chemicals are used for cleaning the bio pool. A bio filter area is arranged on the sides of the generous swimming area. A sophisticated filter system keeps the water clean and natural. The optimised water volume to filter area ratio and continuous water movement ensure adequate supply of oxygen. The water surface is constantly cleaned by a skimmer with strainer. As a dip in cool water is particularly refreshing after a sauna, the sauna from Gruber complements the bio pool perfectly to create an outdoor wellness temple.

    Hackner Bio-Pools - Meistergärten
    Heinz Hackner
    Ardagger Stift 307
    3300 Ardagger
    T: +43/07479/20150

    Gruber Holz GesmbH
    Linzer Straße 51
    3002 Purkersdorf

    30. Willow thicket

    Hiding, exploring, or just sensing the fine leaves when passing through turns this garden into an adventure. The shoots of up to five metre long willow branches, densely piled into the ground, form a fresh green thicket. A lively deck-chair made from willows invites the visitor to take a seat.  Every year, the willows are cut off closely above the ground and the „harvest“ is used as building material for willow fences, teepees or as climbing aids.

    Am Wasserpark 1
    3430 Tulln




    31. Health giving water garden

    A small waterfall originates from a rock garden, flowing along a meandering stream into the swimming pond. A pumping system with a special animal-friendly skimmer basin ensures permanent circulation and biological purification of the valuable element. Kneipp hydrotherapy cures in the cool water or swimming between naturally arranged plants will revitalise body and soul. A high bed with integrated sitting bench made from natural stones absorbs the heat of the sun and the fragrance of aromatic herbs. The fire place in front turns this place into the centre of social life in the evening. A path system arranged in accordance with Feng-shui principles ensures harmonious flow of energy.

    Erlebnisgärten Kittenberger
    Reinhard Kittenberger
    Laabergstrasse 15
    3553 Schiltern
    T +43/2734/82 28 0

    32. Rose garden

    Wild roses, like the dog rose, rose of Provins or eglantine mark the origin of rose cultivation. They adorn the inner core of an oval-shaped bed, harmoniously corresponding with the English roses. These combine the fragrance and charm of historical roses with long-lasting flowering. In the typical English manner, flowering herbaceous perennials were planted as charming companions. Robustness and health determine the selection of bed roses and floribundas, such as „Baroque Town of St. Pölten“ and „Flower Town of Tulln“ as tribute to the towns that gave them their names. From May to October, ground cover roses with their lush bloom spread at the bottom of the gabions.

    Praskac Pflanzenland
    Franz Praskac
    Praskacstrasse 101-108
    3430 Tulln - Freundorf
    T: +43/2272/62 460

    33. Portuguese garden

    This Iberian garden creates the garden-cultural connection of the elements water and wine, flowers and art. Water bands, inspired by Moorish irrigation systems, meander through the garden. Vine climbs on the high portico. Portuguese farmers used to build pergolas to make the wine harvest easier. These were copied as decorative elements in stately and urban gardens. An Asian Zen garden is a reference to the expeditions of the seafaring nation. Hidden in the bamboo grove, large stone blocks in methodically arranged patterns symbolise Eastern spirituality.

    Francisco Manuel Caldeira Cabral
    Rua Filipe Folque n 10 - 2esq
    1050-113 LISBOA
    T: +21/314 90 53

    Kramer & Kramer Gartengestaltungs GmbH
    Hauptstraße 18
    3441 Zöfing

    AMS Wassertechnik GesmbH
    Filzbergweg 3
    2243 Matzen

    Neumayer Schlosserei und Metallbau
    Konrad von Tulln Gasse 7
    3430 Tulln

    34. Garden of perception

    „Sag´ es durch die Blume“ („say it in a roundabout way“) … 19182018: Centenary of Austria as a republic. A garden in „red-white-red“ inviting you to relax and contemplate. The sculpture „Miteinander“ („Together“) by Miguel Horn is being embraced by nine red „Stift Seitenstetten“ floribunda roses, remontant white „Snowhite“ shrubroses and red „Sympathie“ climbing roses on two pillars. Inbetween the roses we find leaf- and flowering shrubs, which feature the same colours: „Red-white-red“, the perfect frame for all the various and beautiful regions in Austria.

    Christian Winkler
    Garten- und Landschaftsarchitekt

    Viehoferstraße 56, A-3300 Amstetten


    35. The urban garden

    Urban gardens planted on roofs, balconies and small areas not only offer a place to relax, they also make a valuable contribution to the preservation of biodiversity in towns and cities. The great variety of balcony plants and flowering plants in (roof) gardens offer sufficient food to bees - which also make an important contribution to pollination. And this, in turn, makes an essential contribution to conserving their essential function in the pollination of plants

    Gartengestaltung Blazek
    Christian Blazek
    Hainfelderstrasse 19
    2563 Pottenstein
    T: +43/2672/83 979


    36. Oasis on the rubble bench

    A garden that does not require lawn mowing, yet still refreshingly green with dots of flowers all year round. Grasses and steppe flowers, such as globe thistle, evening primrose and mulleins find ideal conditions on the meagre rubble bench. The red planks used as borders bring up associations of a stranded boat. A perspectively designed wooden float made from larch wood leads over the beach to the oasis. This path is accompanied by exotic, but nevertheless winter hardy fruit, like kakis or Chinese dates. In harsh contrast to the meagre surroundings, the cube on that clematis grows is of intensive green colour. Wood sedge and fig trees make for a fresh garden ambience.

    Neubert & Fuchs
    Thomas Neubert und Sigi Fuchs
    Ziegelofengasse 37
    1050 Wien

    37. Balcony garden

    Balconies are a welcome extension of the living space and an outdoor room of wellbeing. A lot can be done in „Balconia“ even if space is restricted. On the shaded side, elegant herbaceous perennials and grasses create an optimal room for relaxation. Lushness is the guiding theme towards the circular path. A wide variety of rare vegetables and herbs are cultivated on the balcony and offer a rich harvest for use in the kitchen. Impressive colour combinations or unicolour areas following specific guiding themes that vary from one season to the next make for a perfect overall impression and prove that small space is not necessarily equal to limited imagination.

    ARGE Wohnen NÖ
    Obmann Dir. Manfred Damberger
    Ferstlergasse 4/3
    3100 St. Pölten
    T: +43/2742/90 20 560

    38. Tactile garden

    The great variety of phyllotaxy, inflorescence and infructescence open up an entirely new world of haptic plant enjoyments. Here, the contrasting physiognomy of herbaceous perennials and grasses can be discovered with open or closed eyes. Soft, caressing, tickling, but also pricking. Visitors walk on narrow paths and make physical contact with lamb‘s ears, asters and Chinese silvergrass. The central bed brimming with dahlias is mainly a sensual pleasure for the eye.

    Am Wasserpark 1
    3430 Tulln


    39. Treasure of varieties

    Why produce your own seeds? Propagating seeds yourself is a creative, innovative activity that keeps old wisdom alive and additionally provides the opportunity of exchanging with others and giving seeds to others. Plants are living organisms, and through one‘s own propagation work everyone can make a small contribution to the development of our cultivated plant variety. Here, the gardeners of GARTEN TULLN propagate seven cultures from the NOAH‘S ARCH variety archive in Schiltern. Why don‘t you try it yourself and start your own seeds production! Lettuce, beans are perfect for beginners. But it is also easy to save a few seeds from tomatoes and use these for sowing in the next year!

    Arche Noah
    Obere Strasse 40
    3553 Schloss Schiltern
    T: 02734/8626


    40. Nature searches garden

    The garden of aspiration was designed according to the motto “Nature in search of a garden”. It shows that a garden that follows nature is equally a diverse living space for the whole family, for useful animal garden inhabitants and many various plants. Many interesting and unconventional solutions characterize the garden of aspiration. The high flower bed integrated in the terrace, the fireplace with integrated stone wall seating, the water-sun dial, the European Garden Spider sculpture and the utility wall are only some of the many highlights that can be discovered by a stroll through the garden.

    "Natur im Garten"
    Am Wasserpark 1, 3430 Tulln 

    41. Riparian forest garden paradise

    The associations Naturgarten-Netzwerk (English: Natural Garden Network) and REWISA (Regionale Wildpflanzen und Samen, English: Regional Wild Plants and Seeds) — important practice partners of „Nature in the Garden“ — used only indigenous wild plants when designing the „Riparian forest garden paradise“. A part of the garden represents a clearance in the riparian forest. Here, it is demonstrated that local wild flowers and herbaceous perennials are excellently suited to be used for garden design. „Naturally“ mixed on the edges, neatly arranged in the herbaceous perennial bed in the centre.


    Verein REWISA (Regionale Wildpflanzen und Samen)
    Pichlwang 18
    4502 St. Marien

    Verein Naturgarten-Netzwerk
    Tulpengasse 8A, 4400 Steyr

    42. Chill out garden

    This zeitgeisty relaxation garden plays skilfully with design, architecture and plants. A red solar sail provides shade for the elevated terrace area. It is surrounded by bamboo, Chinese silvergrass and grasses with variegated, white and black foliage. A narrow well forms the border on one side. The quiet purling of the water creates harmony and balance. Arranged a bit lower is the barbecue area where people can enjoy the company of friends and culinary delights. A hammock has been hung between honey locust trees for dreaming and lazing around.

    Kramer & Kramer Gartengestaltungs GmbH
    Bernhard Kramer
    Hauptstrasse 18
    3441 Zöfing


    43. Trendy garden

    The connecting clinker brick path in subdued black red meanders through very different theme areas:
    „Water & Stone“ follows the unconstrained example of nature. A stream pours into a little pond, surrounded by lush green, sunny blossoms and fragrant grasses.
    „Roses & Flowers“ offers gravelled relaxation areas between fragrant rose splendour and a bright sea of flowers. A fully grown catalpa serves as eye-catching element.
    „Style & Architecture“ exudes peace and elegance through discreetly arranged plants in white and green shades. The bricked water basin with lush galingale and a broad water veil coming from the fine-structured brickwork is the formal eye-catcher.

    Schmudermayer Gartendesign GmbH
    Ing. Ewald Schmudermayer
    Beim Ziegelofen 3
    3430 Tulln
    T: +43/2272/63 908


    44. Witches Dance

    The leading actors are trees and shrubs, perfectly cut into shape and of bizarre growth which makes them look like witches that appear to dance in the garden. The more than forty-year old Austrian black pine – an extremely valuable „giant bonsai“ measuring eight metres in height and width – dominates the garden. A knobby hanging copper beech with red leaves and three hornbeams, which, from an early age, have been raised to become strange „witches‘ brooms“, create additional unusual effects. Bright herbaceous perennial beds with coral bells and red Geraniaceae grow at the foot of the red-leafed catalpa.

    Anton Starkl GmbH
    Anton Starkl
    Gärtnerstrasse 4
    3430 Frauenhofen/Tulln
    T: +43/2272/642 42-0


    45. Garden-winestore WEINgeNUSS

    Wine and Nuts are an ideal combination – both in the garden and for consumption. The Wagram, a mountain chain in Lower Austria has been formed through erosion by the Danube river. The loess soil, so typical for this region, is very chalky, water permeable and rich in nutrients and the climate here is very mild. As a wine-growing area, the Wagram has a long tradition in producing Grüner Veltliner, a wine-type specialty of this region, but also the Wagram-nut. The main variety of this nut-type is the Juglans regia L., a traditional accompanying-fruit served with wines and a popular ingredient for many local food-specialties.

    Garten Haas
    2063 Zwingendorf Nr. 39

    Baumschule Gartenbau Hummel
    3721 Niedrschleinz 58

    Weingut KOCH
    Winzerstraße 26, 3701 Großweikersdorf


    46. Be actice

    Be active – that‘s the motto of this therapeutic garden. Practising and learning are the biggest objectives in the so-called activity garden. Training stairs, fragrance stations, a green house, ergonomic gardening tools, and mobile plant stations are there to enable clients as well as other visitors to the garden to activate their body, mind, and spirit. Depending on the therapeutic objective and the physical condition of the clients, the different elements should be individually configured for the respective client group.

    Natur im Garten
    Am Wasserpark 1, 3430 Tulln

  • 47. Generations garden

    The garden of the Lower Austrian Chamber of Agricultural Workers is a meeting place, a garden full of ideas and a place to relax and enjoy! The straight, geometric forms and natural stone elements around the apple tree lend the garden a contemporary character. Seating at different heights featuring wooden seats and reclining areas designed in such a way to offer a comfy place to sit for people of all ages, making the garden suitable for old and young alike. The water source brings peace to the garden and is a counterpart to the nearby children‘s playground. Our youngest visitors can learn about our native species with wooden blocks hidden in a wooden chest, and the older visitors can let this wonderful material trigger past memories. The various crops of the Lower Austria landscape are reflected in the planting schemes, from the Waldviertel poppy fields to the vineyards, orchards and conifer forests.


    Niederösterreichische Landarbeiterkammer
    Marco d'Avianogasse 1/1, 1015 Wien

    Nentwich - Gartenbau.Baumschule.Floristik
    Dorfstraße 19, 3142 Weissenkirchen/Perschling


    48. Form language

    On a small area, the companies Eolas Steinbauer and Gartenmanufaktur Dollberger place organic-traditional design elements opposite straight-lined modern shapes. Sophisticated view relations between the two garden rooms and a wellthought-out transition show the variety of possible combinations in garden design. The shrubs and trees have been selected not just because of the colour accents of their flowers and leaves, but also for the special colours of their bark.

    EOLAS Gartengestaltung
    Kühweid 34
    4362 Bad Kreuzen
    T: +43 7266 59023

    Dollberger Gartenmanufaktur
    Vornbuch 7
    4661 Roitham
    T: +43/7613/44780


    49. Fruit tree as eco-system

    Apple branch arches grant access to the fruit paradise, and an apple hedge has been planted as fruity fence. Quickly fruit bearing trellises make for interesting design accents. A multiple-variety apple tree with fruits with different ripening times is a special attraction for small gardens. Wild fruit complements the all-year supply from one‘s own garden. Tree cross sections planted with herbs, meadow, flower lawn, farmer‘s garden herbaceous perennial beds, birdhouses, heaps of stones and brushwood, drinking trough and insect hotel all contribute to the ecological balance.

    Ökocampus 3
    3532 Ottenstein
    T: +43/2826/211 66


    50. Vita m(y)in district

    Fruit from the own garden is a tasty source of vitamins. With the right varieties and appropriate storage, fresh fruit can be served in any season. Traditional and modern fruit and berry varieties suitable for home gardens are perfect suppliers for the personal vita-my-district. Cherries start the fruity dance in June, followed by apricots. From mid-July, summer apples, redcurrants and raspberries enrich the fruit offer. Rich prune plums are especially sweet, and autumn and winter apples close the garden year.

    Obstbaumschule Schreiber
    Schubertstrasse 23
    2170 Poysdorf


    51. Egon Schiele Garden

    The Expressionist works of Egon Schiele, the famous artist from Tulln, is translated into the language of horticultural art here. Quotations from pictures, such as „washing line“, „nude“, „mirror“ and „sunflowers“, which can be seen through windows or picture frames, invite the viewer to partake in an intense discussion of Schiele‘s work. A stone sculpture and a broken chain symbolise the dramatic changes the artist experienced during his childhood and youth in Tulln. The design of the garden gives an idea of the world of pictures of that time, creating the feeling of strolling through a painting.


    Stadtgemeinde Tulln
    Minoritenplatz 1, 3430 Tulln




    52. Old Wisdom - New Variety

    In the „Farmer‘s Garden of the 21st century“, the Agricultural Vocational Training Schools and Colleges present vegetable sorts, herbs and flowers we have wrongly forgotten about. Throughout the season, the agricultural schools offer their own information and entertainment program, ranging from cooking classes in the garden kitchen through to workshops for children in the garden workshop. The model garden illustrates ecological horticulture with special focus on easy and practical feasibility. „Back to the authentic, the real, the pure“ is the motto here.

    LAKO - Landwirtschaftliche Koordinationsstelle für Bildung und Forschung
    Frauentorgasse 72-74
    3430 Tulln

    Gartenbaufachschule Langenlois
    Am Rosenhügel 15
    3550 Langenlois
    T: 02734/ 2106 0

    Arche Noah
    Obere Strasse 40
    3553 Schloss Schiltern
    T: 02734/8626


    53. Biblegarden

    Growing in this garden are some plants that we see in the Bible. The sunsail reminds us of God´s tent among the people of Israel, and also ot the nomadich era of the wondering people of God. A fish mosaic is located within the ambient of the tent. Fish was the identytifying mark of the early Christians. The twelve wooden seats remind us of the twelve apostles and of the twelve tribes of Israel. One finds two contrasting landscapes on the way leading to the stone-fountain. On one side is the desert which indicates barreness. On the other side ist the wheat-field with flowers and vine. This represents the life which God offers us. A sitting arrangement in form of an open book is an invitation to read from the book of books-the bible.

    Diözese St.Pölten
    Klostergasse 15, 3101 St.Pölten

    54. Alpinum

    The Alpinum is a stone garden focussing on alpine flora and plants from high alpine regions. The name „The little Ötscher“ refers to its model in the Lower Austrian Lime Alps, which can easily be spotted from the tree top walk. Stones and rocks imitate the landscape in the high mountains. A stream brings live to the stone garden.

    Österreichischer Siedlerverband
    Landesorganisation Niederösterreich
    Siebenbrunnenfeldgasse 1d/16/1
    1050 Wien



    55. Castles, parks and the Baltic sea

    The German holiday state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is blessed with both a lush nature and cultural variety: almost 2,000 kilometres of Baltic coast with picturesque steep banks and white beaches, more than 2,000 deep blue lakes and just as many castles and manors, impressive brick churches, vibrant Hanseatic towns, bright white bath villas and a seemingly endless network of waterways can be discovered between the Baltic Sea and the Mecklenburg Lake District.


    Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V.


    56. Bavarian beer garden

    Nothing defines the Bavarian way of life better than the Beer-Garden. It`s the epitome of freedom, imperturbation and straightforwardness. The typical Bavarian Beer-Garten is a meeting-point for everybody: young and old, natives and foreigners, brainy and grumpy people. No matter how hot it is during the summer months and even if the typical chestnut-trees may have to be replaced by other ones - sitting in the shade of a Beer-Garden, enjoying oneself and philosophizing away is life at it`s best.

    Bayerische Landesanstalt für Weinbau und Gartenbau
    An der Steige 15, D-97209 Veitshöchheim

    57. Garden of love

    The ring-shaped „Love Garden“ is all about love and eternity. Here, lovers can tie the knot. Fragrant roses, white blossoming lavender and white hortensias create a very romantic atmosphere. And if emotions become too much, there are two handkerchief trees that will bring some relief, at least by name. The picture is perfected by two sea lily basins, an elevated altar for wedding ceremonies, and stone walls where the wedding party can sit. Magnificent motifs for the most wonderful day of your life can easily be found in the entire area of the GARTEN TULLN.

    Am Wasserpark 1, 3430 Tulln



    58. Garden for researchers

    A garden for discovery,  experience and experiments: In the pond, compost heap,  hedges and flowerbeds we track down the diversity of living organisms. Walking barefoot on sticks and stones, enjoying herbs and berries, listening to wild bees in homes for benefical organisms - with all our senses we understand our surrounding world. Blossoms, leaves and branches become true works of art. Experts from the nature in the garden academy offer exciting workshops for families, educators, schools and groups of children. Through this garden education is excitingly mediated and pleasurably learned.

    Am Wasserpark 1
    3430 Tulln


    59. Karl Plobergers "kraut&rüben" garden

    It is in this garden of the “kraut&rüben” magazine, that TV gardener Karl Ploberger films the popular ORF show “Natur im Garten”. The garden captivates with its variety of structural elements:
    • The knoll is planted with herbs and wild flowers.
    • A dry stone wall offers a place for insects to nest and structures for amphibians. 
    • There is space for vegetables in the greenhouse.
    • Flowerbeds with perennial plants, a natural hedge and the small pond make the heart of any garden-lover beat a little faster.
    In the “Natur im Garten” series on ORF 2 that runs from April to July and from September to December, Karl Ploberger presents his best gardening tips and tricks.

    Geschäftsbereich "Natur im Garten"
    Umweltschutzverein Bürger und Umwelt
    Landhausboulevard, Haus 1, Top 1
    3109 St. Pölten

    Talk TV Produktions ges.m.b.H.
    Speisingerstraße 121-127
    1230 Wien 

    Österreichischer Rundfunk
    Würzburggasse 30
    1136 Wien


    60. EVN energy-garden

    EVN – Using energy responsibly! True to this motto, the EVN assumes responsibility in all issues relating to a secure, reliable and sustainable energy supply! As part of the extension of renewable energy generation, the EVN has erected numerous biomass plants, wind parks, small hydro power plants and photovoltaic systems in Lower Austria. Equally, some small hydro power plants were revitalised to ensure continued sustainable and efficient power generation. At the EVN Energy Garden, four technologies for renewable energy conversion are explained and presented in a tangible manner. Find out at what adjustment the photovoltaicmodule works most effectively and who does the main work in a hydro-electric power plant. Experience the world of biomass energy and wind power.



    61. Wooden terrace

    A wooden terrace covering is the optimal foundation for any cosy terrace. It is not only an expression of the architecture and prestige object of the demanding user, but also and above all a lasting and ecological alternative with a unique look and feel. On this 300 m2 testing area with approx. 70 research fields, the wood research institute Holzforschung Austria tests the suitability of various materials and processing methods for the terrace area as part of a project conducted in cooperation with numerous partners from business and co-funded by the Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (FFG).


    Holzforschung Austria

    Franz Grill Straße 7, 1030 Wien
    Telefon 01 / 798 26 23

    Download Infobroschüre (German)

    62. Green wall

    With the GRÜNWAND system, you can make your dreams of your own hanging garden come true. The GRÜNWAND system is an excellent solution for house facades, sidewalk landscaping, inner courtyards, balcony and terrace walls, screen fences and noise control barriers in other words, for the walls of any structure. It combines passive cooling methods for buildings and biodiversity, and it creates a synergy of nature and technology.  A joint project by Dachgrün, the leading manufacturer of green roofs, and Techmetall, an innovative metal construction company, with scientific support from landscaping experts from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.

    Kleinweikersdorf 76, 2023 Nappersdorf

    63. The living wall

    Our innovative green facade system represents a major development for urban environments in particular, as only vertical surfaces are able to bring plants back into the city. At the same time it also contributes to the appreciation of property prices by providing masonry with increased protection against weathering and pollution, not to mention the air-conditioning effect of the building‘s new „jacket“ which leads to long-term energy savings. Other advantages of green walls include sound insulation, a cooling effect due to evaporation, absorption of fine dust, CO2 reduction, absorption of UV rays, improvement of the microclimate and the creation of new habitats.

    3033 Hochstrass 599



    64. Cut-up fruit tree meadow

    The „Cut-up fruit meadow“ investigates in how far new designs influence our perception of common garden typologies. By converting a very usual typology, in this case that of the fruit garden, we can view it from a different perspective. The existing apple tree grid of the location was maintained and a symbolic meadow with ornamental grasses was planted below the trees. Instead of the usual ground covering lawn, the meadow was cut into defined strips and distributed underneath the trees. The resulting pattern shows the fruit garden in a new light, while it remains true to its origins.

    Augusto Calonder MA FSAP SIA
    Route des Rosalys 349, 1619 Les Paccots, Schweiz
    Telefon +41  (0)21 907 2874



    65. Garden arboretum

    Collecting trees is more effortful than collecting stamps - but it is much more rewarding. The variety of bushes and small trees for gardens is almost limitless. We would like to introduce to you some selected species: we feature specialities such as winter-green broadleaf plants, remarkable tree-barks and special smells, extraordinary times of flowering and growth forms and last but not least conifers. Extensive new planting, planned for the coming decades has been associated with already existing plants. Let`s discover the passion for botanical collecting and its special features!

    Am Wasserpark 1, 3430 Tulln

    66. Mushroom garden

    In this garden, mushrooms are shown as fruits of the forest, but they can actually be planted, too. For growing mushrooms, eatable mushroom-species are recommended, which decompose wood or straw, as well as different types of oyster-mushrooms, such as the Sheathed Woodtuft or the Shiitake-mushrooom. Much lesser known is the fact, that mushrooms can also be grown for medical/therapeutic purposes and technical applications, for example the Bearded Hedgehog mushroom or the Glossy Ganoderma. Since mushrooms need no sunlight for their growth, they are ideal for shady places in the garden.

    Am Wasserpark 1, 3430 Tulln

    67. Schoolgarden-model "Natur im Garten"

    Free and close-to-nature school spaces enhance „open and flexible learning“ in many different school-subjects and increase the feeling for a healthy and profound love for nature. We are showing a multifaceted schoolgarden, which fills the basic needs of children, teenagers and teachers both during lessons and in their free time.
    Our main themes are: teaching and learning, creativity, exercise, relaxing and communication.

    Natur im Garten
    Am Wasserpark 1, 3430 Tulln

    Ingenieurbüro für Landschaftsplanung
    DI Gerhard Prähofer

    Blumenbüro Österreich
    Laxenburger Straße 367/1/101, 1230 Wien

    68. Botanical particularities

    Endemites are species, who only exist in a very restricted area. The existance of Lower-Austrian endemites of the inner circle is therefore restricted to the state of Lower Austria, sub-endemites of the outer circle may cross the border to a neighbouring state in open nature to a certain extent. Considering Austria`s geographical location on the edge of an ice-age glaciation, there are quite a lot of endemic Austrian botanical species and subspecies, 151 in all. 44 endemic species can be found in Lower Austria, 7 species exist exclusively here.

    Am Wasserpark 1, 3430 Tulln