Garden Experience in the Elbe Region
Colorful lush gardens
In the heart of Winsen (Luhe) there is a place of rest and relaxation: the Luhe Gardens. They became known through the state horticultural show in 2006, and even today they invite you to linger with their lovingly designed flower beds. On an area of 22 hectares, various natural and garden dreams combine with the city center, so that a diverse park for local recreation has been created.
The swampy biotopes and wet meadows turned into the ›gardener's fantasies‹, in which beautiful and fragrant flowers invite you to an unforgettable visit - especially in spring when the numerous tulips and in autumn the many dahlias are in bloom.
The ›Garden of Nature‹ and the ›LandFrauenGarten‹ offer nature lovers a lot of interesting things - and those seeking peace and quiet can relax in the ›Klostergarten‹. If you are looking for the silence of nature, take a seat here on the bench and let the garden work its magic on you.
The castle park ›Dorotheas-Garten‹ is named after the Duchess Dorothea, who lived in Winsen Castle from 1593 to 1617. Rose lovers can admire shrub, bed and climbing roses here.
The ›Luheband‹ connects the old town of Winsen with the ›Luhegärten‹ and the Luhe cycle path, which with his
varied landscape is a popular destination for excursions up to the Elbe.
The garden only for children
Actually, this piece of children's paradise is a low-lying, inconspicuous grove of dark earth. But if you step into the natural area from the road, from the hard-paved sidewalks, through one of the bush gaps between the slender, fast-growing trees, you find yourself in paradise. Here the children imagine they are in the middle of the wilderness. The short, soft, swampy paths wind past hammocks and trampolines made of twigs, round nests and bridges over moats until you reach the ›Willow Dome‹. Here the children and their guests sit on a wooden stump in the assembly circle. Together they enjoy the subdued light of the trees and the gentle rustling in the treetops. The ›Public Garden for Children‹ was initiated by the Tosterglope art space and AWOSOZIALe Diensten to enable children to regularly take a kind of holiday trip to the nearby nature-art-play paradise. As early as 2014, the small art association won first prize in the nationwide ›Get out!‹ competition – the youth art school effect.
Funckenhof - adventure country life
Smallholder agriculture can not only feed the world, but also creates biodiversity. Historical chicken, duck and geese breeds threatened with extinction populate the farm, sheep and donkeys tend the species-rich grassland. Their dung turns into compost and allows old vegetables and flowers to sprout in the gardens. Many species of birds, insects and amphibians benefit from it. You can find out how this works at the Funckenhof. The self-sufficiency path leads across the farm grounds and through the garden with many raised beds (garden only with a guided tour) of the small Arche farm and provides information not only about endangered farm animals and plants, but also about wild species.
Garden of Creation St. Mary Queen
the catholic Church in Bleckede is located in a garden with a special history. In 2005, young people from the local parish and their peers from the Bolivian Andean village of Titicachi painted three oak trunks with pictures of the nature and landscape they were familiar with, life in their places of residence and religious motifs. The message of the tribes is: Preserve the diversity of life - with united forces, worldwide and sustainably. The Garden of Creation started from them. A dedicated team looks after it today in terms of nature conservation. There are piles of deadwood and rocks, insect-friendly flowerbeds, a wild bee hill, larger unmown meadow areas, a wildflower meadow, old types of fruit trees and hedges with native trees and shrubs. Two women take care of the bee colonies that live in the hives on the southern edge of the garden. Potatoes from the Andes are grown in a special bed. They are used to make soup for Thanksgiving and eaten at a benefit dinner. Proceeds support a handicapped project in Titicachi. For further information, please refer to the container at the welcome board
Dora's garden - experience nature with all your senses
This is a real garden adventure: the adventure and hands-on garden ›Dora's Garden‹, which belongs to the Karoxbosteler water mill. This unique and varied garden looks as if it has existed for many decades with its idyllic corners and its originality, although it was only completed in 2021. Wild meadow flowers, hedges and ancient oaks grow on the edge of the curved sandy paths of the approximately 2.5 hectare garden. Anyone who steps through the large forged gate can discover many exciting things and receive suggestions for environmentally friendly gardening: Among other things, there is a kitchen garden with raised beds and herb snails, a meadow orchard, ponds, piles of reading stones, a wide variety of trees and shrubs, wooden play equipment, a barefoot Parcours, a deadwood pergola, a bird watching station and cackling geese in summer. — The organically certified garden is barrier-free and the benches and sculptures designed by wood sculptors invite you to linger and marvel. Dora's garden also sees itself as a creative and experimental space. There is no requirement that everything has to be perfect - the joy of doing things together and creating habitats for endangered animal species are the focus here.
Museum courtyard – Beck's open garden
Everyone feels at home in this cozy but not all that big garden. It is wonderful to sit by the living pond and let your gaze wander over the water to the trees and fields in the distance. The dragonflies hover very close over the sprouting water plants. Colorful shrubs frame the garden on one side, while perennials bloom at the edge of the garden, and in the middle there are always small flower noases to discover. The sparrows live in the hedge and discuss what is happening every day. The wren builds its nest between the flat strands and bees and bumblebees pollinate the perennials. Next to it, there is a small barefoot path followed by a footbath in a zinc tub – and the birds enjoy all of that, too. Special equipment from the olden days catches the eye and conveys how the courtyard and garden were used in the past. In the associated museum, the Becks show old household items and other wonderful everyday objects from previous centuries. The garden gets its charm from the combination of lovingly designed squares and agricultural equipment from bygone times. If you stay a little longer in the garden and the weather plays along, you can really let your soul dangle with the accompanying music of the splashing water jet.
Nature and landscape on the Elbe compiled in the garden brochure, a short holiday on the Elbe in one of the beautiful gardens.
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