The Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden - An unfinished symphony
The Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden is a grandiose work of landscape gardening from the late Baroque period. With over 400 potted plants, including 140 bitter orange trees which are displayed on the upper and lower terraces during the summer months, the wide steps, water fountains, wide views, closely-trimmed hedges and 64 sandstone sculptures as well as ornamental vases, visitors can experience festival rooms amongst greenery inviting them for enjoyment and celebration.
Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden
Parkstraße 85 | 01809 Heidenau
+49 (0) 3529 5639-0
April to October
- daily: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
November to March
Subject to modifications.
The basic layout of the park, which was constructed between 1719 and 1732, has been almost completely preserved up to this day. Thus the different levels and garden spaces present a picturesque appearance on their terraced grounds.
Christoph August, Count von Wackerbarth, commissioned the court architect Knoeffel to build a home here where he could retire to. The Palace and Upper Orangery were completed in 1721. But in 1723 Augustus the Strong bought it up and, in 1732, had it remodelled according to his wishes.
140 small orange trees, a particular status symbol of the king of Saxony, decorate today, as in times past, the lower level from May until September, thereby making the party hall perfect in its green surroundings.