Sondershausen Palace is surrounded by a landscape park covering some 30 hectares. It was created in the 19th century out of the former pleasure garden on the palace hill and a newly designed section on the floodplains of the Wipper River. An avenue connects the two park areas with their different elevations.
This garden featured numerous buildings, such as the octagonal house originally erected to house a carousel, an alley for playing pall mall, later replaced by an equestrian hall, and the court theatre, subsequently destroyed. Pineapples were one of the rare specialties cultivated in the orangerie.
Between palace hill and river, court gardener Tobias Ekart and garden artist Eduard Petzold created an elongated landscape park. Paths were laid out and trees and shrubs planted, while two of the existing ponds were made into lakes.
The park was heavily damaged in the Second World War and is currently being restored based on the work of Ekart and Petzold.