Exploring the Munich Botanical Gardens


Last weekend (before Southern Germany got stuck in this continuous storm that’s still brewing outside), Miriam and Yann’s parents all came to visit us in Munich. We all had such a fun time, although one thing that really stood out was our trip to the Botanical Gardens. It’s near the Nymphenburg Palace, which I’ve been to, but somehow we never really though to check out the gardens….until now.

The last time I visited a botanical garden was actually back in my art school days in Chicago. One of my profs would organize trips for our painting class to sketch and paint in different places every week around the city, which was quite fun!

The botanical garden in Munich is definitely a worthy competitor of the one in Chicago. In fact, the one in Munich is actually one of the most important botanical gardens in the world, visited by over 350,000 visitors a year, and home to about 16,000 plants! (in case you’re super impressed by my knowledge of these things, I actually just got all that information from their website. Keepin’ it honest guys! 😉 )

Each room is set up to contain certain plants from different regions around the world, so some rooms feel hot and humid while others feel like you’re in a tropical rainforest! After a while, you feel like an explorer undergoing an epic adventure around the world (translation: a giddy kid on a class field trip).

Here’s some of my favourite shots!

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The most interesting flower I’ve ever seen!

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And there were turtles!

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I thought these cactus plants were so pretty. They’re naturally a pale lilac/pink colour! How cool is that?

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Miriam, the explorer. 🙂


We look happy!


A slightly creepy looking but cute fish…it even has a pink head! So stylish!

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And now I’ll leave you guys with this photo of the pretty flowers outside the gardens

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Afterwards, we had some drinks in the outdoors cafe while enjoying the sunshine. It was lovely! I also saw quite a few people sketching in their sketchbooks there, so the next time I’m there, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing!

With that said, it’s the start of the Easter long weekend, so I hope you guys all have a wonderful Easter! Me and the bf were planning on taking an overnight train tonight to visit his parents, but with this storm, we’ll be leaving tomorrow morning instead. Despite the weather, I’m excited and can’t wait to reveal my exciting Easter presents I’ve made… (stay tuned on Instagram to see the reveal!)

Do you guys have any plans for the Easter weekend?



  1. April 3, 2015 / 1:21 am

    Ooh, I love seeing all of these plants! Those cacti are awesome, puts me in a very tropical frame of mind 🙂 It would be fun to explore this kind of place. I have visited the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, which had some indoor spaces with tropical plants. The one in Munich sounds awesome!

    • Michelle
      April 22, 2015 / 7:12 pm

      I’d love to visit the one in Brooklyn as well! They really are so fun to look at! 😀

  2. April 8, 2015 / 11:17 am

    It sounds like you had a great time. I love those cactus photos! Botanical gardens always sound a little boring, but every time I get inside one I just remember why they are so amazing to visit!

    • Michelle
      April 22, 2015 / 7:13 pm

      Haha that’s so true! I wasn’t expecting to have as much fun as I did! 😛

    • Michelle
      April 22, 2015 / 7:14 pm

      Aww thanks for the nomination! That’s so exciting! I’ll be living in the Netherlands until the end of October but we should grab a coffee or something together when I’m back! I’m sure you’ll love it here! 🙂

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