Gardens and parks are designed green spaces. They fulfil a particularly important ecological function as a consequence of climate change. The Austrian National Library has been associated with garden art for more than 400 years. With what used to be the Court Library and the former private library of the imperial family, it has a rich stock of objects and treasures of great interest, including an original plan by the famous Lancelot Brown.
In the large special exhibition „Of Gardens and People“, the visitor is guided through this history by means of works of art, some of which have never been shown before. Garden plans, prints, original drawings, publications, photographs and even picture postcards tell of the diversity of green spaces – some of which have disappeared or been reshaped – and turn the Baroque State Hall into a garden building.
30 March until 5 November 2023