The Blumengärten Hirschstetten are located in the 22nd district of Vienna (Donaustadt) since 1952 and cover an area of 60 000m2.
Among others, there are the following themed gardens:
Garden of Provence: planting of mediterranean herbs, lavender, vines, lemons, pomegranates, mulberry trees, almonds, etc. The lavender blooms from mid-June to August.
Indian Garden: features a wood-carved gazebo and lotus basin. The garden is entered through a gate with a half-ruined wall made of tuff stone. Planted with Indian spice plants, lotus flower as well as a variety of oriental ornamental plants such as pomegranate, hibiscus, passion flower, palms and figs.
Other facilities and gardens: a children’s playground, the English Garden, Mexican Garden, Wedding Garden, Rose Garden, the Fruit and Vegetable Garden, Turtle Garden, a maze (area: 2600m2), the Prehistoric Garden, the Hirschstetten Zoo (with mammal and reptile, bird and amphibian species) and a palm house (built in 1958, houses a wide variety of mammal and bird, reptile and fish species, as well as various insects, palm trees and tropical plant species in an area of about 700m2).
A Weinviertel (part of Lower Austria) farm from 1880 was faithfully reconstructed in the Blumengärten Hirschstetten. The ensemble also includes a vineyard (viewing terrace with a view over the flower gardens and the city all the way to the Vienna Woods), a chicken house, a barn, a press house, and a farm, herb and front garden.
In addition to a playground with, among other things, balancing equipment, carousel, slide, swing and seesaw, there are also several drinking fountains.
Filming permits are issued by Municipal Department 42 - Parks and Gardens.
Applications must be submitted via the Vienna Film Commission.