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05/11/2024 | Greenhouse for tropical crops

About Good Henry and Alb lentils. On May 11, 2024, the season starts in the teaching and learning garden of the University of Kassel/Witzenhausen with a public guided tour

We invite you to the first public guided tour of the season on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 3:30 pm.

Discover medicinal and culinary herbs, Kasseler Strünkchen, broad beans and perpetual cabbage. You will learn how Good Henry got his name and how the lentil found its way back from oblivion to the Swabian Alb. The vegetable gardener and agricultural engineer Cathrin Merx from the University of Kassel will guide you through the typical vegetable crops of different eras. You will discover useful plants that found their way to Central Europe from the Neolithic Age through the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages to modern times.


Opening hoursfor individual visitors:  from May 11 to September 28; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sundays and public holidays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.,  Admission free

Public guided tour:      every Saturday 3:30 pm, duration 1 hour, €3.50/person, no registration required, meeting point in the teaching and learning garden at the tropical greenhouse, An der Fährgasse, Witzenhausen


Group tours on request at 05542-98 1231 or tropengewaechshaus[at]uni-kassel[dot]de