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In the garden with: Ferdinand Graf von Luckner (photographer)

Ferdinand Graf von Luckner – Photo: graf-luckner.de
Ferdinand Graf von Luckner – Photo: graf-luckner.de

Ferdinand Graf von Luckner studied Photography and Film Design in Dortmund and graduated with a degree in Photo Design. He has been working for various European magazines and book publishers as a freelancer for many years. His focus lies on interior design and the garden. He was responsible for the photography of many books e.g. „Die Traumgärten Neuseelands entdecken (Discover the dream gardens of New Zealand)”, „Die geheimen Gärten von Wien (The secret gardens of Vienna)“ and „Der Garten von Hermann Hesse (The garden of Hermann Hesse)”.

In the garden with: Peter Botz (VDG)

Peter Botz - Photo: VDG
Peter Botz – Photo: VDG

The Association of German Garden Centres (VDG) represents the interests of owner-run garden centres. These are the leaders in their region. It is not the size of the garden centre that is decisive here, but indeed the competence. The aim of the umbrella association is to promote the members and their employees. Peter Botz is General Manager of the VDG.

In the garden with: August Forster (BGL President)

In our new series „In the garden with…“, we regularly talk to important characters from the garden sector – on current topics, fascinating developments, and their personal dream gardens. For our first conversation amidst greenery, we had BGL President August Forster by our side.

BGL President August Forster - Photo: BGL
BGL President August Forster – Photo: BGL

August Forster is a landscape gardener and owner of the landscaping firm Forster Garten- und Landschaftsbau GmbH in Bonn. He has been President of the Federal Association of Horticulture, Landscaping & Sports Facilities Construction (BGL) e.V. since 2011. His philosophy is to holistically plan and design private gardens and commercial green areas. Here, the emphasis is on the love to nature and the environment. Technical know-how, craftsmanship and above all plant knowledge is important to him.