Today’s Palace Gardens at Molsdorf conjoin in a very special way the atmosphere of a landscape park with traces of a prestigious Baroque garden ensemble. The park thus provides a telling example of the far-reaching changes in garden design through the centuries.
South of the palace’s new garden facade, the gardens were laid out in the architectural arrangement fashionable at the time. Historic plans attest to the classical sequence of low “broderie” parterres arranged centrally in front of the palace followed by bosket enclosures. The garden was in addition outfitted with waterworks and numerous statues.
A few architectural elements and statues were incorporated into the new design.
The Baroque main axis leading southward was maintained as sightline in the landscape park and recast in the new style. In front of the palace, the parterres were replaced with pleasure grounds made up of sweeping lawns dotted with flowerbeds.