The palace garden is maintained by the Aschaffenburg Palace and Garden Administration’s own gardeners. Their responsibilities include maintenance and resurfacing of the paths, mowing the lawns, maintaining the trees and water features in the garden, and the planting and care of seasonal flora.
Archaeological excavation of the garden
at the Pompeiianum, 2020
In addition to the annually recurring tasks, a historical garden occasionally requires renovation and restoration. Such measures are usually planned on the basis of archaeological excavation. In 2020, for example, an area in front of the main entrance to the Pompeiianum was excavated to look for any structures remaining from a grove of Seville oranges and its accompanying orangery that were originally located here, and establish exactly how large the grove was. The findings were used to start creating a new so-called Seville orange grove in the same spot.
In the same year the River Main terrace of Johannisburg Palace was excavated to look for remains of the original garden form. Among the findings were elements of an 18th-century grotto, including foundations and a wide variety of materials such as shells and quartz stones that were originally used to decorate the interior. These results were also incorporated in the planning of a new garden on the River Main terrace.
Archaeological excavation of the garden on the River Main terrace, 2020