Acanthus hungaricus 1
The Schachen Alpine Garden, a satellite garden of the Munich Botanic Garden, lies at 1850 m in the Wetterstein Mountains, 120 km south of Munich. Opened in 1901, a large and ever growing collection of alpine plants from Europe to the Carpathians, the Caucasus, Himalayas, the Arctic and North America are represented here, as are alpines from the Drakensberg and Maloti Mountains of South Africa, from New Zealand and Patagonia. The cool, moist summers are particularly suited for the cultivation of plants from the summer monsoon areas of the Himalayas with Meconopsis and Primulas one of the main attractions for visitors in July.