In the Brandenburgian town of Beelitz, the State Garden Show is about to begin. Expect countless beautiful flowers in all colors and thousands of other plants.
Berlin, November 21st, 2021. Update: April 12th, 2022 (The Berlin Spectator) — So, you want to experience a botanical overkill? You want flowers all over the place, as far as the eye can see? You need the smell of roses and hundreds of other kinds of plants? Then you should head to Beelitz, a small town in Brandenburg, where the State Garden Show is scheduled to commence on April 14th, 2022. It will continue for 201 days, until October 31st.
Sea of Flowers
So far, Beelitz is known for three things, namely its Treetop Path, its spooky old sanatoriums and juicy asparagus. This spot in Brandenburg province even calls itself ‘Town of Asparagus’. Bon appétit. Now, a fourth “thing” can be added, namely the event the Germans call ‘Bundesgartenschau‘. The organizers announced a “festival for all senses”. Starting this Thursday, it will take place at the ‘Park at the Nieplitz’ and at the ‘Arche Gardens’.
Brandenburg is putting a lot of effort into the endeavor. The two parks were renovated and extended. Not only the State Garden Show’s visitors will benefit, but also tourism in the region, and the locals. The state government in Potsdam is covering all expenses. After another bad Corona winter Germany went through, a sea of flowers is just the right place to visit in spring. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected, also from Berlin, which is only 50 kilometers (31 miles) away.
Beauty and Colors
In the past 21 years, Luckau, Eberswalde, Rathenow, Oranienburg, Prenzlau and Wittstock have presented Brandenburg’s State Garden Show. Now, it is up to Beelitz. The town is inviting people for “extended walks between artfully designed flowerbeds”. Tons of soil and stones were delivered, trees and bushes planted. No expense was spared.
Since mid-October of last year, gardeners have also been working on planting many as 1.2 million flower bulbs. There will definitely be a lot of beauty and colors. But this is about more than just plants. One of the largest playgrounds in Brandenburg was just installed on the Garden Show’s premises. Kids will have a lot of fun there too.
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Plants and Culture
Cultural events were announced as well. The Swiss Schlager music star Beatrice Egli will be performing there. So will Howard Carpendale and Vicky Leandros, two more artists known for terrible and cheesy songs. Deborah Sassoon is supposed to deliver excerpts of operas and musicals, Max Mutzke and the SWR Radio Bigband are scheduled to play on July 24th, 2022. So, it is flowers, other plants, playing and culture. See you there.