Visiting Mainau Island on Lake Constance is always a special treat. In need of a small getaway, I asked a friend if she’d join me to spend the weekend in Meersburg. The last time I was there was in autumn and I looked forward to visiting in summer. There were many more tourists there, but we dodged them by going to Mainau Island very early in the morning and spending the afternoons swimming in the lake.
The planting and designing of the gardens on the island began in 1853, when Grand Duke Frederick I of Baden bought the island and made it his summer residence. It’s a beautiful place to get lost in and something is always in bloom.