Welcome to the exhibition
„Garten findet Stadt – Grüne Vielfalt erleben, verstehen, machen“.

Here you get all important information to the exhibition and latest events.

The diversity of animal and plant species is often higher in cities than in the countryside. One reason for this is the intensive use of fertilisers and pesticides on pastures and fields. In the city, in contrast, manifold green spaces offer plenty of food and habitats for various animals. Such green spaces include parks and lawns, allotment and community gardens as well as balconies and green roofs. This exhibition provides you with practical tips for eco-friendly greening of your private balcony, flat roof or allotment garden. The exhibition is a cooperative project between the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig and the Botanical Garden of Leipzig University.

Opening times: 16 June - 15 October 2017 | Botanical garden, Leipzig

The earthworm as the architect of the soil

Most earthworms feed on dead leaves. Some earthworm species live above ground in the leaf litter layer, while others live underground and dig tunnel systems. In doing so, these subterranean

The language of the Brussels sprouts plant

When cabbage plants are nibbled by insects, they form bitter substances (mustard oils). As insects do not like the taste of this, they usually look for another plant. The caterpillars

Water – a precious resource

Approximately 70% of the water used by humans is used in arable farming. Agriculture is thus the largest consumer of water in the world. Cities are also consuming more and

Soil and fertiliser – a fruitful combination

Alongside heat, light, air and water, plants also need nutrients in order to grow. They are often available to the plant in the soil in an unusable form or in

Species diversity: the more the better

Humans have cultivated approximately 400,000 kinds of crop plants over the past 12,000 years. However, only a small number of these are grown worldwide today, mostly as monoculture. This results

Balcony gardens – little oases of species diversity

There is room for nature throughout the city – even on your own balcony! Balcony gardens are places to relax, but you can also grow herbs and vegetables in them

Over our heads: Gardening with a view

The average annual temperature in cities is higher than in rural areas. The main reason is the low amount of green spaces which could cool down the air. Additionally, buildings

From kindergarten to garden kids

The four raised beds in front of you are the result of a cooperative project between the Leipzig Botanical Garden and the neighbouring kindergarten “Unikat”. The goal is to give

Animals in the garden – Friendly guests and secret cohabitants

An astonishing number of animal species can live in our gardens and find food there. By taking a few simple measures, you can easily turn your garden into a personal

error: Bitte beachten Sie, dieser Inhalt ist nicht für eine weitere Verwendung freigegeben.