9. Saxon Citrus Days

When?:
29.05.2021 to 30.05.2021
10:00 - 18:00
Where?:
Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden Show on map
Prices:
EUR 8.00 | Reduced rate: EUR 6.00 | Children: EUR 1.50
Suitable for children:
yes, without indicating age
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“9th Saxon Citrus Days”

300 years have passed since August Christoph, Count of Wackerbarth, purchased a manor that had been destroyed by fire in Grosssedlitz and proceeded to develop his own plans for a country palace with a baroque garden. His retreat at the gates of Dresden was an extraordinary estate from the very beginning. The moving topography of the area was developed and designed as a succession of garden spaces using large paths. Count Wackerbarth placed great emphasis on the functional and sophisticated horticulture of the manor and garden, which was supposed to generate additional income.

 

The rich orangery and garden culture of this era will be the main theme of our event held in the orangeries of the Baroque Garden. The main focus will be on the exhibition of historic citrus varieties with their shiny leaves, fragrant flowers and strange fruits. We’ll present the cultivation of the orangery plants that might have originally adorned the Baroque Garden. The topic will be complemented by a sales exhibition with products related to orangery culture. Visitors will be able to buy citrus plants, planters, books, essential oils and lots more! The program will be rounded off with advice from citrus gardeners, a tasting session with citrus fruits, and various themed tours and expert talks.

The exhibitors will have exquisite goods related to orangeries, citrus and gardening, such as orangery plants, gardening tools, citrus specialties, gardening books and lots more.

Free guided tours on both days:
11:00 am Children’s tour »Of Beehives and Golden Apples«
1:00 pm / 2:00 pm / 3:00 pm Park tour »History and Stories of the “Versailles of Saxony”«

The event will mainly take place in the Upper Orangery.

“9th Saxon Citrus Days”

300 years have passed since August Christoph, Count of Wackerbarth, purchased a manor that had been destroyed by fire in Grosssedlitz and proceeded to develop his own plans for a country palace with a baroque garden. His retreat at the gates of Dresden was an extraordinary estate from the very beginning. The moving topography of the area was developed and designed as a succession of garden spaces using large paths. Count Wackerbarth placed great emphasis on the functional and sophisticated horticulture of the manor and garden, which was supposed to generate additional income.

 

The rich orangery and garden culture of this era will be the main theme of our event held in the orangeries of the Baroque Garden. The main focus will be on the exhibition of historic citrus varieties with their shiny leaves, fragrant flowers and strange fruits. We’ll present the cultivation of the orangery plants that might have originally adorned the Baroque Garden. The topic will be complemented by a sales exhibition with products related to orangery culture. Visitors will be able to buy citrus plants, planters, books, essential oils and lots more! The program will be rounded off with advice from citrus gardeners, a tasting session with citrus fruits, and various themed tours and expert talks.

The exhibitors will have exquisite goods related to orangeries, citrus and gardening, such as orangery plants, gardening tools, citrus specialties, gardening books and lots more.

Free guided tours on both days:
11:00 am Children’s tour »Of Beehives and Golden Apples«
1:00 pm / 2:00 pm / 3:00 pm Park tour »History and Stories of the “Versailles of Saxony”«

The event will mainly take place in the Upper Orangery.

Arrival & map

Next City:  Dresden  (18 km)

Arrival information:

By city rail

  • S1 Meißen – Dresden – Pirna – Heidenau – Königstein – Bad Schandau – Schöna or
  • S2 Dresden Flughafen – Heidenau – Pirna
  • exit Heidenau Grosssedlitz; follow the signposted trail (red dot) up the hill. (about 20 min)

By bike

The Elbe cycling path runs directly past the city rail stop Heidenau Grosssedlitz. Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden is signposted; follow the signposted trail (red dot) up the hill. (about 20 min)   

By car

  • via A17, exit Heidenau and further along B172 towards Bad Schandau, follow the signposts in Heidenau turning right to Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden  (The road is quite narrow for tour buses at some points!)
  • via B172

          from Dresden: Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden is to the right of the road, follow the signposts in                         Heidenau or Pirna

          from Bad Schandau/ Festung Koenigstein: Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden is to the left of the road, you             may not directly turn left in Pirna - please, turn right towards the town center (Zentrum) and follow               the road to "all directions" ("Alle Richtungen") back to the B172, which you cross heading for                         Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden; in Heidenau you may only turn left near Moebelhaus Bastian (brown                 touristic signpost, very small and easy to miss!)

          from Weesenstein Castle (coming down the Mueglitz River valley): head for the B172, turn right at                 the big traffic light crossing via Bad Schandau and follow the signposts 

 

Parking facilities 

There's a parking lot immediately at the park entrance. Free toilets on site, close to the park entrance. 

Event location

Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden

Parkstraße 85 | 01809 Heidenau

+49 (0) 3529 5639-0
grosssedlitz@schloesserland-sachsen.de

More information available at:
www.barockgarten-grosssedlitz.de/en/home/