The Old Garden was laid out in the 1950s as a formal garden of the kind that was popular in Europe before the Botanical Garden was established. Characteristic features of these gardens are topiary, water fountains, sculptures, and walking paths and lawns laid out in geometric patterns. The rest of the Botanical Garden is kept in the English garden style, which strives to imitate nature.
The Old Garden is a fine place for quiet contemplation. It is located on the south side of the yellow manor building, and enclosed by linden hedges.
The four seasons
The small sculptures surrounded by box hedges represent the four seasons. They are copies of sculptures found in a garden in the Toten district, and inspired by classical Greek art.