Europe's stunning parks and gardens
The palaces and parks of Potsdam
A landscape gardener, who never had his own garden, but yet was one of the most productive gardeners of his time, was Peter Joseph Lenné. He served the Prussian Court Gardens for 50 years, from 1816 until his death in 1866. His style was wide open parks with interesting vistas and sightlines. The park at Sanssouci Palace, which he extended and redesigned, is a World Heritage Site.