The trend towards organics now includes gardening, and extends to professionals and hobby gardeners. At the first German organic gardening fair, the Biogartenmesse, which takes place 8–9 June in the castle grounds of Schloss Freudenberg in Wiesbaden, 50 exhibition stands will provide information on seeds, ecological horticulture and organic gardening. They will not only be presenting their products, but are inviting visitors to take part in a horticultural exchange.
As part of the Biogartenmesse programme, Dieter Gaissmayer from the Gaissmayer Bioland Shrub Nursery in Illertissen will talk about the magic and value of historical shrubs. Another guest speaker is Dr Annette Herz of the Julius Kühn Institute for Biological Plant Protection, Darmstadt. She will talk about beneficial garden organisms and their use in biological plant protection. Schloss Freudenberg’s Bernhard Stichlmair will talk about gardening with children and about the garden as a socio-ecological sculpture, and will guide visitors through the “Experience Field for the Development of Senses and Thinking” in the castle grounds.
Date: Saturday, 8 June 2013, 10.00–19.00
Sunday, 9 June 2013, 10.00–18.00
Venue: Schloss Freudenberg Park, Wiesbaden
Admission: Adults 8.50 euros, concessions: 6 euros, children under 16 free
Two-day ticket (Sat + Sun): Adults 14 euros
Combination ticket: The Biogartenmesse ticket entitles the holder to visit the castle’s experience fields at the reduced rate. The stations of the experience field situated in the park are included in the admission price for the Biogartenmesse.
As partner of the Biogartenmesse Trade Fair we are giving away 10 x 2 tickets to the Biogartenmesse. Just send an email with “Biogartenmesse 2013” in the subject line and your address to email@example.com.
Conditions of entry
Entries must be received by 15 May 2013. The draw is open to all residents of Germany except employees of WALA Heilmittel GmbH and their families. Winning participants will be notified in writing. No personal details will be shared with third parties. Legal recourse is excluded. Tickets cannot be exchanged for cash.