“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.

Isle of Mainau 2017: Numbers game and added colour

Isle Mainau at Lake Constance - Photo: Isle of Mainau/Peter Allgaier
Isle Mainau at Lake Constance – Photo: Isle of Mainau/Peter Allgaier

The Isle of Mainau that spans 45 hectares is one of the most significant excursion destinations at Lake Constance. Lennart Bernadotte designed the former summer residence of his great-grandfather, Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden, into the flower and plant paradise and already opened it up to the public in the 1930s. Mainau has been run as a limited company since 1974.

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)”.

Urban green in Berlin: International Horticultural Exposition 2017

IGA Berlin 2017: International garden showcase - Australia - Copyright: Lichtschwärmer
IGA Berlin 2017: International garden showcase – Australia
– Copyright: Lichtschwärmer

The German capital is inviting guests to the International Horticultural Exposition (IGA) from 13 April onwards under the motto “A SEA of colours”. IGA Berlin not only wants to make garden art more experienceable worldwide – the festival also intends to set new impulses for contemporary urban development.