Orangery and monastery garden in the Klosterneuburg Abbey

Outdoor adventure


Renovation work in the monastery garden was completed in 2012: Adapted to the architectural environment, the "Gardens of the Centuries" have been created, from medieval gardens to Renaissance and Baroque gardens, English parks and modern gardens. The cultivation of each period was reconstructed with loving attention to detail.

The Orangery of the Monastery

Joseph Kornhäusel's classicist greenhouse was built between 1834 and 1842 as part of the expansion of the Klosterneuburg monastery under his direction to accommodate tropical plants for the winter and as a resort for the canons. Although it was badly damaged during the war, the building was only renovated in 1995 and can be visited during the garden tours and at the orchid exhibitions and garden days.

The monastery nursery

Floristic designs in the course of the liturgical year are a focal point of the activities of the monastery nursery. In addition to the large gardens and outdoor areas in the monastery area, the tasks of the monastery nursery also include the partial care of the gardens of all the monastery parishes located in Lower Austria and Vienna.

But it is not just the floristic tasks that belong to the work range of the monastery nursery, but also the care and infrastructural measures in the entire monastery area. Depending on the amount of work involved and the season, the monastery nursery employs a varying number of staff, who are responsible for all floristic and design work and care measures. From the social point of view, people who are restricted in their ability to act are also integrated here. They find a protected working area in the nursery and complement the team of the nursery. Thus the nursery not only carries out its work on God's creation, but also fulfils a social mission.

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