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.

Keukenhof: Showcase of the ornamental plant sector

Bulb Flowers - photo: Keukenhof
Bulb Flowers – photo: Keukenhof

Keukenhof was originally an initiative of ten Dutch flower bulb growers and exporters, who wanted to create a showcase for their products. In 1949, they chose the garden surrounding Keukenhof Castle in Lisse as the location. Today, 100 flower bulb growers supply Keukenhof and 500 flower growers participate in the flower shows. More than a million people from all over the world stream in every spring when Keukenhof opens its gates for eight weeks. The time will have come round again on 23.03.2017.