In purple autumn robe
In a sea of marigolds and sedums
Autum Still Life
Corncobs, apple and elderberry juice,
And the ubiquituous pumpkin.
Wilde Weinrebe und Efeu
Common grapevine and ivy
Out to Lunch?
Watch out for bugs.
By the Pond, Under the Olive Tree
Restaurant "Die Gärtnerei"
Creature comforts and great food guaranteed.
Excellent coffee too!
After all, this is only 20 minutes from Vienna. :-)
Give me your weary, your tired ...
Yes, free to jump in,
Garden kings and queens!
It's a great show, isn't it?
For their turn
Photographed under an overcast sky
"Die Garten Tulln
Lower Austrian Garden Show
TULLN and GRAFENEGG":
The Heart of Garden Country
"THE GARDEN TULLN
is the first and only ecological garden show in Europe."
"The 50- hectare (approx. 120 acre) Danube marshland has been developed into a peaceful ecological nature reserve. Within this beautiful parkland 42 show gardens in different shapes sizes will be presented to the visitors. The visitor centre at the central clearing is the heart of the show.
It will provide information, ecological consultancy, a garden shop and recreation at a large restaurant with a terrace overlooking a pond.
A system of structured paths around the garden show, planned by an internationally acclaimed team of architects and carried out by local gardeners presents the show gardens. The main theme of the show is to represent the regional beauty with the Danube as the lifeline of Lower Austria. For this reason the exhibition emphasises water as a source of life. In a variety of gardens it is shown how water in ponds, fountains etc. can animate gardens and strengthen them as a place to rest and relax. The model gardens clearly demonstrate the achievements of our local nurseries and the landscaping skills of Lower Austria’s professional gardeners, but they also serve to inspire the visitor and offer innovative ideas for his/her own garden design. Moreover, ecological maintenance of gardens according to the philosophy of our initiative “Nature in Gardening” is shown to the visitor through a vast programme of lectures and practical gardening courses held by the “die umweltberatung”." *)
*) Information gleaned from
the garden show's website,
Die Garten Tulln
R e p o s t
First published 28 September 2008