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The Organic Visitors´ Garden

ARCHE NOAH Schaugarten

Celebrate biodiversity – meet friends – come again!

ARCHE NOAH’s garden is located in the famous valley of the River Kamp not far from the City of Krems/Donau, in a small town called Schiltern.

The Garden

Through the beautiful wrought-iron gate you enter a formal baroque garden - today home to hundreds of rare cultivated plants grown organically.

There is something for everyone at ARCHE NOAH’s Garden – for gardeners, farmers, shoppers, children and those simply looking for a relaxing day out. Throughout the season you can always find something new to explore in the Garden – either by yourself or on a guided tour. More than 30,000 visitors yearly are attracted by the beautiful garden with its huge diversity on display.

Why not visit the largest organic seedling market in Austria on the first of May? Or get some gardening tips from ARCHE NOAH experts in person at the “Plant Diversity Days”? In Summer, we celebrate with festivals and events the abundance of crop diversity in our magnificently productive fruit and vegetable garden.


Opening hours

01 of April until 08 of October, 2017: Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday from 10am-5pm. Monday closed. For details see here


Guided Tours

During weekends and public holidays you can participate in guided tours of the ARCHE NOAH Visitor’s Garden

Discover the history of crop diversity and many highlights of heirloom vegetables, cereals, and herbs. Interesting historical information, entertaining histories of varieties, the latest news about seed policy, and small tasters from the garden all await you.

We have inspiring programmes on the garden and cooking for registered groups (8–60 people): cooking together in the garden, cooking with fine rarities on the pavilion, or coffee breaks under the fruit trees with rarity chef "Freund von salzig", Benjamin Schwaighofer. (In English on request!)

Crops are fun for kids too, with Mieze Schindler and Fuzzy Wuzzy, and Geflammter Kardinal!
We welcome youngsters of all ages! Once a month and during our garden-events there is also a special program for kids.


The Shop

Fill your basket...

…with diverse, organically grown seedlings and seeds!

Choose your favourite rarities! Right in the ARCHE NOAH Visitor’s Garden in Schiltern, you’ll find the ARCHE NOAH shop, offering a large range of organic seedlings, herbs, refined rare products, old cottage garden shrubs and seeds, as well as specialist literature, gardening tools and accessories. In the baroque garden pavilion the garden library invites you to stay a while and read more about plants.

Opening hours: April to mid-October, Tue–Fri: 10:00–16:00; Sat, Sun, & public holidays: 10:00–17:00.

POP UP STORE: To make access to rarities easier for urban gardeners, ARCHE NOAH also opens a pop-up store in Vienna (Rechte Wienzeile 123) in May and June and from October 12 till October 28 (Thursday to Saturdays 10am to 6pm).


Seedling Markets

Every year between March and May we head out to bring diversity to all corners of Austria (and Bavaria) with ARCHE NOAH markets. You can look forward to organic seedlings, organic seeds, ARCHE NOAH publications, and information.


Simply order from home – Organic seed, seedling, and book delivery

The extensive ARCHE NOAH online shop means you don’t have to be dependent on opening hours and market dates. You can purchase all ARCHE NOAH publications (Das große Biogarten-Buch, Handbuch Bio-Balkongarten, Handbuch Samengärtnerei, ARCHE NOAH Kochbuch, …) as well as our seed collections conveniently by post. (For request from outside Austria or Germany, please contact us!)

Organic seedlings by post: you can also order organic seedlings online from January to April. The seedling packages are produced by our long-term partner, the Stockenhuber nursery (Engelhartszell, Upper Austria), and sent directly to you from there. (Seedlings are available only in Austria and Germany.)

Buy books & seeds here; buy seedlings here 



ARCHE NOAH Schaugarten

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Please phone +43-(0)2734-8626 for more information about opening hours, prices and events. Free entrance for ARCHE NOAH members and children up to 14 years old!



Allgemeine Anfragen an ARCHE NOAH
T: +43 (0)2734 8626