Directly south of the Strassenfest German Garden is the Floyd Pfautch Bavarian Garden, established in 2010.
Bavaria is an alpine region that stretches across eight countries in south-central Europe. While the design of this garden is Bavarian in style, the plants are native to alpine regions around the world, including Europe, the Caucasus, and the Rocky Mountains.
Alpine ecosystems occur above the tree line at high altitudes in mountainous areas worldwide. Alpine flora typically consists of dwarf shrubs, perennial grasses, sedges, and forbs. These plants have adapted to grow in areas with low temperatures, very low night temperatures, frost, a short growing season, high winds, and snow cover.
The rock ledges, free draining soil and scree in this landscape mimic the conditions that alpine plants grow in helping us to grow a wider diversity of plants.