Hamburg's Old Botanical Garden lay in the ramparts at the dam gate for more than 150 years. Its founder Prof. Lehmann developed the initially private garden into an important scientific institution and a popular recreational destination. The desire for enlargement and clean air led to the relocation of the garden to the Klein Flottbek district in 1973.
The show greenhouses are still looked after by the Botanical Garden of the University of HamburgWith the “Discovery Stations” project, the Botanical Association of Hamburg draws attention to botanical and historically remarkable places in the Old Botanical Garden at 11 stations:
It is a botanical and garden art gem that is taken for granted and whose value is far too little appreciated. In 2003/2004, the Botanical Association of Hamburg made a strong commitment to maintaining the show greenhouses and collected 24,000 signatures for this.Result: They remain in the possession of the ZEIT Foundation. But such an engagement is also worth it. It combines botany and urban history: Medieval city moat, historical plane tree and unchanged routing from the Biedermeier, Alpinum from around 1900, Mediterranean terraces from 1963. In addition to the parks along the Elbe, the Ohlsdorf cemetery or the city park, the Old Botanical Garden is one of the most important garden monuments in Hamburg.Discovery stations are intended to encourage people to rediscover this. The project is aimed at adults and children alike. So there is not only something to read, but also something to touch or observe.botanischerverein.de/aktionen-und-projekte/entdeckerstationen
February 18, 2020
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