Christian Reichart was born on 4 July 1685 in Erfurt (at "Haus Zum LohFinken", Mühlgasse, corner of Bahnhofstrasse). His work, which quickly lifted horticulture in Erfurt to new and greater heights, contributed to the city developing a reputation in Europe for its flowers and horticulture. Christian Reichart was an inspiration for gardeners in Erfurt and a monument was erected to him in 1867. Today it stands next to the Pförtchen bridge near Luisenpark, not far from where he used to work. Reichart died in 1775 but his legacy, highly advanced in both scientific and practical terms, provided a firm foundation for subsequent generations of gardeners.