We visited BUGA the German Federal garden show in mid September. A BUGA show is held every two years. Once every 10 years the show is also an
International Garden Show, latest Hamburg 2013. In 2015 the show was on five sites in the Havel region southwest of Berlin. Link to their website.
The entrance to one of the garden shows, here Marienberg, Brandenburg an der Havel
There were information stands with brochures of all the different sites.
Entrance to the Cathedral District Hansestadt Havelberg. The area near the water tower showed grave designs and monuments.
The grave decorations often used flowers and plants not normally considered grave flowers.
The Cathedral District Park at Havelberg. There are private allotment gardens to the left and right of the main paths towards the churches.
One of the activities in the Cathedral District Park in Havelberg was a demonstration showing children how to make rope.
This hotel is for solitary (vs colony) bees that are important for pollination.
A house for solitary bees that is sold in many garden shops. The slot in the middle is for butterflies.
Display of the inside of a bee hive.
The queen bee is marked with a yellow label. She is the spot about one third from the right and one third from the top of the picture.
There were many art displays, like these mirrors in Rathenow Vineyard.
This display is called “the garden wars” and the flowers dance on the hour.
The dahlia valley at Rathenow Vineyard.
The 350 m long Weinberg-Brucke connects Rathenow Vineyard with the Optik Park over River Havel.
Small houses that you could sit in and listen to music. It was the same composition in all, not related to color.
A sign at Optik Park along the path to the water lilies.
There was a large display of water lilies at Optik Park.
A foot bridge through a small forest at Optik Park.
There were ferry connections between the parking lots and the main parks at Brandenburg an der Havel.
Flower arrangements at St Johannis Church.
Packhof at Brandenburg an der Havel.
There were many stands where one could buy bulbs, plants and garden decorations.
The text on the box says that parks and gardens are big dreams that are realized through a happy and beautiful world.
Some displays showed plants grown by humans long before, like here from the bronze age.
This display is a partner garden from Lithuania.
Ways to use concrete in your garden.
Correct. The pots stick out of the wall.
There were many playgrounds in the different parks. This is at Brandenburg an der Havel.
The sign says that the playground is for children under 14 years.
A concrete “pillow” in the Vineyard.
Near the water lilies display.
A “snail” found at Premnitz.
The “snail” was close to this climbing structure.
The show at Premnitz was along the water in the centre of town, close to blocks of flats.
Path in Premnitz along the Havel.
Clothes and carpets made from reed.
Mushrooms that can be grown commercially.
Rose garden display along the walk up to the Peace Outlook Tower at Marienberg.
There was a train at Marienberg for people with difficulty walking.
These chairs are made with “glowing” plastic. Decorations made of this new material could be found in many places.
These plastic discs were found at Marienberg.
The discs seemed to radiate the sunshine.
When we had to leave BUGA, there were still many flowers to look at.
BUGA Havel Region 2015. BUGA Berlin in 2017.