Teach­ing and Learn­ing Garden/Edu­ca­tional Garden

Teach­ing and Learn­ing Garden/Edu­ca­tional Garden

Since 2013, the 1000 m² garden space behind the tropical greenhouse has been open to the public. From berries to energy crops, to medicinal and culinary herbs - all are there to be discovered. The emphasis of the plantings is on old, forgotten vegetable species and varieties. The tour follows a timeline of the typical vegetable cultivations of each epoch. Get to know the vegetables that found their way to Central Europe from the New Stone Age, through the Roman Age and Middle Ages, to the Modern Age and subsequently disappeared again. Take a look at tree kale (Brassica oleracea var. ramosa), onion bulbs (Allium), Good-King-Henry (Blitum bonus-henricus) or learn the grains of the past and present. Additionally, there are species to discover which could soon find their way back into our gardens and saucepans, for example strawberry ground cherries (Physalis pruinosa), edible chrysanthemum (Glebionis coronaria), or bottle gourds (Lagenaria siceraria).