With Spring Comes the Start of Many of Germany’s Landesgartenschau:
With springtime comes the start of garden shows and Germany has a long tradition of landesgartenschau that are sure to delight gardening enthusiasts. Some of the major horticultural events for 2011 include:
(15 April – 16 October)
Bundesgartenschau in Koblenz is one of the biggest garden shows on the German landesgartenschau calendar. Koblenz will be in bloom for the six months that Buga2011 is in operation. The Bundesgartenschau exhibition space is spread across three sites: the Elector’s Palace, Blumenhof Gardens by the Deutsches Eck and the fortress plateau of Ehrenbreitstein. Visitors can glide over beds of flowers in the new Koblenz cable car and enjoy a spectacular view of the Rhine.
In addition to the floral spectacle, visitors to Bundesgartenschau in Rhineland-Palatinate can look forward to a variety of music, theatre and sporting activities. During the day, there will be literary readings on themes such as flowers, trees and gardens. And as night falls, illuminations will transform the entire grounds into a magnificent display of light. The Summer of Culture 2011 in Rhineland-Palatinate will be officially opened as part of the event.
For further information, see their website www.buga2011.de/
Landesgartenschau Norderstedt 2011 (21 April to 9 October)
At the Regional Garden Show in Norderstedt in Schleswig-Holstein visitors are invited to explore different themed areas. Contrasting landscapes such as the forest, lake and meadow each has its individual characteristics and offer plenty of attractions. These include a series of different indoor shows, creative themed gardens, floral works of art, enlightening lectures and numerous other events.
For further information, see their website www.www.landesgartenschau-norderstedt.de/
Landesgartenschau Bayern 2011 (27 May to 21 August)
The Bavarian Regional Garden Show takes place in Kitzingen this year under the banner ‘Garden city on the River’. Visitors of all ages can discover the traditional art of horticulture in colourful and specially created themed areas along the River Main. These are dedicated to topics such as fragrances, tree nurseries and wilderness. Next year will be Bamberg’s turn to host Landesgartenschau Bayern.
For further information, see their website www.landesgartenschau.bayern-online.de/
Neckarblühen Horb 2011 (20 May to 18 September)
The Neckar riverside promenade transformed into a floral delight: Set against the picturesque backdrop of the old quarter of Horb in Baden-Württemberg, the banks of the river Neckar will be transformed into a verdant oasis. Here, visitors can marvel at the profusion of colourful blooms along the river whilst enjoying an entertaining events programme.
For further information, see their website www.gartenschau-horb.de/