The Bad Schandau Botanical Garden is located in the Saxon Switzerland National Park. Typical plants of the Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland, the bordering areas of Lusatia, Erzgebirge and Bohemia can be found here. But also specimens of the flora of the Alps, Asia and North America can be seen.
The character of Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland is determined by the alternation of large morphological forms of rocky areas, gorges, plains, table mountains, basalt mountains and the Elbe valley. On the in the summer cool and humid shady slopes and on the soles of the grounds you find a mixed mountain forest with the corresponding plants, such as Streptopus amplexus, Polygonatum verticillatum, Prenanthes purpurea as well as the character plant of Saxon Switzerland - the goat's beard (Aruncus dioicus). Marsh rosemary (Ledum palustre) and crowberry (Empetrum nigrum) grow on the rocks. In the species-rich beech-leaf forests on the basalt hilltops, spring geophytes such as the hollow larkspur (Corydalis cava) and the rarer yellow anemone (Anemone ranunculoides) can be found.