GfK market research: A green front garden is very important for the Germans

Front garden with plants – Photo: Moers

A front garden with plants is still popular with the Germans – even if the phenomenon of dreary gravel gardens is becoming more and more widespread in this country. This is the outcome of representative market research carried out by the GfK consumer research association (Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung e.V.), which was commissioned by the German Association of Horticulture, Landscaping & Sports Facilities Construction (Bundesverband Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau e.V.).

Large garden art exhibition in Paris

The Grand Palais in Paris was built as an exhibition building for the world expo in the year 1900 – Photo: parisinfo.com

Gardens in art and science are becoming an item for museums. The “Jardins” exhibition in the Grand Palais Museum in Paris on the Champs-Èlysées is dedicated to the green oases as a form of art. The over 450 exhibits can be examined up until 24 July.

“Bee-friendly is the new black!” – A garden for insects

Bee and rose - Photo: BGL
Bee and rose – Photo: BGL

Over the past years one theme has come under focus among some of the garden owners that hardly played a role in this form previously: Insects. In the past, measures were taken more to get rid of the insects and one was pleased when there weren’t too many insects creeping and flattering around one’s own garden. Today, a nature-oriented garden is not only designed to please the owner, the beetles, butterflies and co. are also supposed to feel at home there.