Department for the Upkeep and Maintenance of Parks

With its Department for the Upkeep and Maintenance of Parks, Wilhelma has the task of caring for the more than 740 acres of state gardens and parks within Stuttgart's boundaries. Apart from Wilhelma, the following belong to these:

the Stuttgart Schlossgarten palace gardens, which are partially classified monuments

Rosenstein Park
the gardens of Villa Reitzenstein
the University Campus in Vaihingen
the grounds of Solitude Palace
the Burial Chapel on Rotenberg Hill
and around 130 smaller park areas belonging to Baden-Württemberg.

Concrete measures are, for example, conservation of old trees, the planting of new ones, and keeping pathways and play areas as well as fountains, streams and ponds in order and safe for the public.

This department is responsible at Wilhelma for maintaining valuable trees like the plane trees, ginkgos and sequoias. It also takes care of the incomparable magnolia collection and plans and plants the flowerbeds – with 60,000 flowers in summer and 120,000 in spring!

One garden and landscape architect belongs to this department, as do three engineers for the upkeep and maintenance of parks and a further 70 colleagues spread over four different premises.