Neptun Fountain, detail
The maintenance of Linderhof gardens and park, which are under a preservation order, is highly expensive and requires precise knowledge of their development and specific stylistic content, plus of course experienced, dedicated staff.
The gardens and park cover a total area of approximately 58 ha,
divided up as follows:
Groups of trees 5.2 ha – Woodland 33 ha – Meadows/lawns 18.3 ha – Flowerbeds 0.1 ha – Paths 2.4 ha – Hedges to be clipped (surface) 0.8 ha
There are currently six gardeners. The approximately 45,000 summer plants for the flowerbeds are grown in Linderhof's own small nursery.
The Terrace Gardens in winter
Because the park is located at around 950 m above sea-level, the growing season is very short and spring planting is not possible. High humidity, severe frost and frequent snow and rain repeatedly damage plants, gravel paths, statues and wooden constructions, which are in constant need of restoration and repair.
One of the most important projects of the next few years will be regeneration of the groups of trees in the park, which entails introducing new trees to fill the space of old ones that have had to be removed. This has already been started on an experimental basis.
Linderhof Palace Park can only be maintained for future generations of visitors in the form in which it was originally designed for King Ludwig II, with all its artistic features, through continuous, expert maintenance.
View from the terrace gardens to the palace
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