The Garden's outdoor displays

Endangered Flora

Next to the domesticated plants section there is a small area dedicated to the endangered plants of Germany. Since these species thrive in a variety of habitats, bodies of water, dry grassland, alpine scree areas and shady hedges have been arranged close to each other.

The early flowering Daphne starts the season in January, followed in March by Slipper Orchids and Turk's Cap Lilies in the shady areas. On the rocky gneiss beds grows the Sempervivum and the Dryas spreads to form large colonies. Soon the summer sun will warm the small pond encouraging the flowers and foliage of water lily and Nuphar. In Germany, over 200 plant species are on the endangered plants list. Only through studying these plants will we be able to really protect them from extinction.

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