Oberhaid grunt and bluht

For roses the "open garden day" is coming often a bit late. This is a pity, especially for ina hanauer, because her garden is currently still a true rose splendor. Nevertheless, on the coming sunday – like other oberhaider – she opens her garden for the public. Hanauer already participated in 2008. "And the garden is still the same already", schwarmt alexandra klemisch, district advisor for horticulture and land conservation. For apart from roses, perennials, climbing plants, small woods and flowerbeds fill the lovingly tended house garden.

Four more private gardens can be visited on sunday from 10 a.M. To 5 p.M. In oberhaid. A relatively young garden is that of elke and jorg leisgang. "The garden has grown with us, says elke leisgang. Natural stones are an essential structural element that divides the family’s home garden into different areas. An "outdoor living room with retreats and open areas – clearly structured and yet close to nature, as klemisch and her colleague claudia kuhnel emphasize.

Mediterranean flair can be found at bettina and johann-georg kohler’s home. About the flowering trumpet tree in front of the house. In the garden, perennials and woods of all kinds are colorfully mixed and yet match each other. "We planted it as it came – without thinking too much", bettina kessler describes the gardening work of the past 20 years.

Christine and matthias behringer have completely renovated what is probably oberhaid’s oldest residential building. Now it is also time for the front garden and the courtyard. One can see how, piece by piece, a garden is being created to match the historic property.

District educational garden as a role model

Oberhaid has a ruhrigen fruit and horticultural association. Chairman raimund ott shows his house garden with a small kitchen garden, fruit trees, flowers, perennials and garden pond.

The club garden, which is called "kreislehrgarten" because of its exemplary character is of course also present on sunday and a good contact point for further information.

Right next to it is the "burger fruit meadow" planted four years ago by 200 oberhaid schoolchildren. Last year the school garden was reactivated and is used by the open all-day school with its director heike beckert. It was also open on sunday. In the nearby bookshop there are not only small dishes and drinks, but also books on the subject of gardening. And to round off the open garden day, oberhaid has something special to offer: it is only a few hundred steps from the district educational garden to the "seelaub" natural forest reserve.

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