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  • Writer's pictureBarbara Beisinghoff

Winter Garden

The winged seed of the maple illuminates my watermark leaf and leads to the mobility of plants, whose sophisticated above- and below-ground reproduction strategies were described by Maurice Maeterlinck as early as 1907.

In winter, the garden shows its structures baldly. In the historical photo from 1904, there were two rows of balustrades to delimit the upper and centre garden and a wall with high pillars at the bottom in the south.

Balustrades, pillars and wall stones were dismantled over decades and centuries and used in the Arolsen castle garden, at the hereditary burial ground and on the Höhnscheid estate. The nine remaining steles were erected north of the pleasure garden wall in 2012 and decorated with sculptures.

The stones with small messages in the Hidden Garden are not so easy to find and the wildly twisted old quince tree has been thinned out a little.

It has already produced many offshoots that bear abundant fruit in other gardens. Its bark is constantly renewing itself. The hellebores (Helleborus Foetidus) are already flowering underneath it and soon wintergreen elfin flowers and Lenzroses will be blooming again

Bow lilac


Marten and birds track

Raccoon track

ICH BLEIBE Lustgarten art trail project (2018) with the artists Michael Zwingmann and Ilka Raupach and students from TU Braunschweig.


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