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Luxembourg's gardens: butterflies, roses and free fruit

Last time updated
08.06.23
Luxembourg's gardens: butterflies, roses and free fruit

The weather in Luxembourg is warm, which means it's time to get out of the stuffy restaurants and bars and into the great outdoors. The good news is that there are plenty of surprises in store for even the most curious of eyes. Here are just a few of Luxembourg's gardens that are worth visiting.

Jardin des Papillons

As the name suggests, butterflies from all over the world are the main inhabitants of this 600m² indoor garden. The garden is kept at a constant 28°C and 70-80% humidity. This allows tropical plants, insects and birds to thrive.

As well as hundreds of buterflies, there are chameleons, turtles, bees and of course dozens of different plants. The entrance fee is only 9.5 euros. But the experience will last a long time.

Address: 56 Rte de Trèves, 6793 Grevenmacher

Grand-Château d'Ansembourg

Château d'Ansembourg is a museum complex and a huge garden where you can walk and take photographs. Unfortunately, drones are not allowed in the grounds, so it's not possible to take panoramic photographs of this magnificent place. However, without further permission, you can take non-commercial photos for a home album.

The gardens and castle are open from 10am to 6pm. However, there are certain dates when the grounds are rented out. These are not open to the public.

Address: 10 Rue de la vallée, 7411 Ansembourg Helperknapp

Jardin de Wiltz

Another of Luxembourg's gardens. It covers an area of about 2.5 hectares. It's remarkable that the place is maintained by artists, craftsmen, the unemployed and the handicapped.

The garden was created in 1983 and since then it has been a pleasure for every visitor to Villez.

Address: 8, rue de la Montagne, L-9538 Wiltz

The Rose Garden

About a century ago, Luxembourg was known as "the country of roses". Roses are plentiful in the Grand Duchy and used to be one of the most important exported products. Millions of flowers were exported to decorate the gardens and parks of kings, dukes and presidents worldwide.

There are more than 250 varieties of this beautiful flower in the Mondorf-les-Bains park. The park covers an area of 15,000 m². There are around 3,000 shrubs. You can spend hours admiring and smelling the roses.

Address: Mondorf Domaine Thermal - Les Thermes

Luxembourg's national gardens

This category of gardens deserves a special mention. Here you can pick fruit for free. The main thing is to bring a sturdy box!

Of course, the fruit season starts in autumn. But it's better to have your containers ready. There are a total of 2,600 trees in Luxembourg that can be harvested. Each one is marked on a special map.

There is also a surprising initiative: fruit picking is also possible in private gardens, but there is one condition. The tree has to be marked with a yellow ribbon. It is a measure taken by the Department for Agriculture to combat overproduction, which is unwanted by tree growers.

Last time updated
08.06.23

We took photos from these sources: Garden, park, plants, trees, flowers

Authors: Kadriia

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