Open Air Club

July - September


kunstGarten promotes contemporary art and introduces gardens as places where art takes place, links them with education and science and is thus a cultural space and open air museum.

“A garden is tangible reality in situ, a metaphor and spiritual place in visu and a cathartic experience in actu. Philippe Nys: ethics and aesthetics of the garden. In: Art Forum. Vol 145, p. 74, Cologne 1999.

With the association’s programme, the non-profit association networks people who work in this field or are interested in it through projects, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, performances, readings, concerts, film art and makes a garden available as a meeting place, a specialist library and a video library, thus creating inter-creative scenarios

 – ARCHIV HORTOPIA: Kunst.Garten.Bibliothek/Mediathek.

Adresse: Payer-Weyprecht-Str. 27, 8020 Graz 

Anreise mit dem Bus

Please note that only a limited number of visitors with a valid green passport are allowed to visit the exhibition and indoors at a programme the wearing of a mask (if prescribed FFP2) or a negative coronal test on site is obligatory if the 2m distance cannot be maintained.
Valid vaccination certificate- 2 G+ and registration, FFP2 masks – so we can take responsibility for the audience, the artists and ourselves!

We are happy if existing memberships (€ 7 per year) are transferred in time to our account kunstGarten, IBAN: AT192081503900504139, BIC: STSPAT2GXXX and also about donations for our online programme!

USt-ID-NR ATU61501967 // ZVR 834075080


  • ARTfaces
  • kunstgarten was chosen by The Culture Trip 2015 as one of the 7 TOP PARKS 2015 in Graz.
  • In 2015 DVA published the book KUNSTGARTENKUNST by the landscape gardener and author Cordula Hamann, which presents only the kunstGarten and the sculpture park (Joanneum Graz) from various gardens in Europe.
  • In 2014 kunstGarten received a special award from the BKA in recognition of its cultural work.
  • kunstGarten and the GARTENLABYRINTH (Hartmut Skerbisch) in the Dr. Schlossarpark/Auf der Tändelwiese are declared as places of wellbeing for a consciously healthy life in the Wohl-Fühl-Kompass / Kompas dobrega pocutja (EU-Project), which was presented on 3.2.2012 in the Graz City Hall (- available here: City of Graz Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Porter in the City Hall) Since the City of Graz was again responsible for the maintenance of the GARTENLABYRINTH from 2012, no further action has been taken against the box borer. Unfortunately, this largest sculpture by the Styrian artist degenerated into a gstättn until 2019, when, at our insistence and with the support of KIÖR, the city of Graz agreed to restore it with “Evergreen Honeysuckle” (Lonicera nitida).  We would like to thank the Kulturamt Graz (Michael A. Grossmann) very much!
  • kunstGarten was nominated for the Austrian National Tourism Award 2007 “Garden of Eden Austria” –  Staatspreis Tourismus 2007 “Garten Eden Österreich” .
  • Golden Decoration of Honour of the Province of Styria as an award for cultural achievements for Irmi & Reinfrid Horn, November 2017
  • NATUR IM GARTEN provides an insight from 7th of October 2018
  • Auszeichnung für Kooperation

  • Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur – Hunger for art and culture: In the understanding of human rights, kunstGarten wants to give free access to those people who unfortunately cannot afford to enter our museum due to their current living situation – by means of the KulturPass campaign “Hunger for Art & Culture”. Participation in selected programmes is also free. kunstGarten will im Verständnis der Menschenrechte auch jenen Menschen, die sich aufgrund ihrer momentanen Lebenssituation den Eintritt in unser Museum leider nicht leisten können, den freien Zutritt – mittels KulturPass-Aktion „Hunger auf Kunst & Kultur“ ermöglichen. Teilnahme an ausgewählten Programmen sind ebenfalls frei.
  • Steiermark-Card: With the Steiermark-Card you can visit our museum and the exhibitions from April 1 to October 31 as often as you like with free admission. Further information under:

    Irmi & Reinfrid Horn were awarded Golden Decoration of Honour of the Province of Styria by Governor Hermann Schützenhöfer for their cultural work in the kunstGarten on 13 November 2017. We would like to thank all those who have accompanied and supported us on this journey! A festive tribute to the laureates Irmi & Reinfrid by the state gouverneur of Styria Hermann Schützenhöfer: Golden Medal of Honour of the State of Steiermark.


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