We’ve been celebrating dearest Mummy’s Birthday, welcoming the early Autumn sunshine and marvelling at the most beautiful flowers. We spent a relaxing day at The Berlin Botanical Gardens. Berlin Botanical Gardens is the second largest Botanical Gardens in the World with an area of 43 hectares and around 22,000 different plant species, secondary in size only to Kew Gardens in England. Here are some of my photos and ramblings from our day out at The Botanical Gardens.
It’s the little things in life that bring great peace, I love fresh flowers, the colours, scents and simplicity bring so much peace and joy. It’s always a treat to be surrounded by flowers .The garden is located in the Dahlem neighbourhood of the borough of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, five minutes walk from the Botanical Gardens Train Station. Entry to the gardens costs €6 and is worth every penny. We stopped at the Cafe at the entry for a cup of tea and enjoyed the view over the lilly pond. Don’t you just love my Mum’s Cath Kidston i-phone cover + nail coordination?!
The Botanical Gardens complex consists of several buildings and glass-houses, such as the Cactus Pavilion and the Pavilion Victoria. The best-known part of the garden is the Great Pavilion, the largest glass-house in the world. The Glass Houses held some of the most incredible tropical and exotic plants from banana trees, orchids to an extensive cactus garden. I like the idea of traditional Victorian conservatories, lounging around amongst the rare flowers and finds from foreign lands like some well-to-do Victorian Lady or Dorian Gray.
Adolf Engler designed the grounds of the gardens as a landscaped garden. The planting was clearly a labour of love, each section of the garden was dedicated to plant types like medicinal or herbs, not to mention the mind-blowing kitchen garden. If you get chance to take a day out to the Berlin Botanical Gardens I would highly recommend it. I could have spent an entire week walking around.Take a look amongst the daisies, can you see my Dad?! we captured him quite incidentally looking like the size of a daisy.
‘Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.’ -Theodore Roethke
Have a bloomin’ marvellous weekend.
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