Open Day at the University Botanical Gardens
Sunday, 10 October 1999 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Programme of events includes horticultural advice and guided tours Everyone welcome
On Sunday, 10 October 1999, the University Botanical Gardens on the Neuenheimer Feld campus (Building No. 340) opens its doors to the general public and extends a warm welcome to all interested in horticulture and plant life. The Gardens are the third oldest in the country (dating back to 1593) and are under protection as a monument of Germany's national heritage.
- The hothouses will be open as of 9 a.m. and there will be guided tours of the open-air sectors and the hothouses between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. depending on demand. The staff of the Gardens will be on hand to provide expert advice on ideal care for indoor and outdoor plants.
- A real crowdpuller is likely to be the pumpkin exhibition with an astounding variety of shapes, sizes and colours to admire. Pumpkins are an exquisite motif for photographers and painters and
visitors are recommended to have camera and/or paintbox at the ready.
- For a small donation visitors can acquire plants that the Gardens no longer require. This time fanciers of the Hawaiian Olulu plant (Brighamia insignis) should make a point of coming along.
- For those interested in botanical and horticultural literature Ms. Kaiser-Goetzmann, proprietress of the "Buecherstube" in Handschuhsheim, will be present to provide guidance in choosing from the huge number of books available.
- The Bonsai Work Group will be showing its most striking specimens, counselling visitors on the finer points of bonsai culture and offering bonsai trees and shrubs for sale.
- Between 10.30 a.m. and 4 p.m. the bistrot "Chez Pierre" in the Refectory Building (No. 304) will be serving snacks and refreshments.
- Look out for further information in the daily press or call 06221/545783 if you have any inquiries.
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