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Jan Jeddeloh

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Suggestions for trip to Czech Republic, Hungary and Berlin
« on: January 26, 2014, 02:03:37 AM »
My husband and I are in the early stages of planning a trip to the Czech Republic, Hungary and possibly Berlin.  Can anyone suggest any gardens I should visit?  Like most NARGS members I'm pretty much a plantaholic so perennial gardens and woodland gardens are also fair game.  I'm not much of a tree person so I don't have much interest in arboretums unless they have a lot of interesting understory plants. 
My husband isn't much interested in gardening so I probably won't be able to devote more than a couple of days to garden visits  :-[  I'd like to make them really count.  This trip is planned for early June.
I will be cross posting this message on the NARGS forum.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Jan Jeddeloh
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Re: Suggestions for trip to Czech Republic, Hungary and Berlin
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 03:21:56 PM »
I'll make sure that our Czech, Berlin and Hungarian members get your message , Jan - I hope they'll be able to help with your trip - which I am sure will be  great fun.
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Re: Suggestions for trip to Czech Republic, Hungary and Berlin
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 04:14:23 AM »
Jan,

You will get lots of good advice about gardens, both private and botanical ones, so I will just mention an area where we spent several weeks in the latter part of May this spring.

We stayed in Mikulov, in the south of the Czech Republic, very close to the Austrian border.  Every day we took a bus to a different area and walked a lot - to stately homes and gardens, nature reserves with lots of birds and wildflowers, and interesting village front gardens.

It is very popular for cycling. 
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Re: Suggestions for trip to Czech Republic, Hungary and Berlin
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2014, 10:02:46 AM »
Hi Jan,

about Hungary you can write me a message. The gardens are so much different here. I will think it over - would be happy to quide you - I am sure, can make some interesting  activity
I suggest the Festetich mansion's garden in Keszthely http://arykana.lapunk.hu/?modul=galeria&a=99280

« Last Edit: January 27, 2014, 10:19:46 AM by Arykana »

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Re: Suggestions for trip to Czech Republic, Hungary and Berlin
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014, 11:09:55 AM »
Irm in Berlin says :

Hi,

near Berlin is the sunken garden Foerster (Senkgarten),
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl-Foerster-Garten_%28Bornim%29
which is highly recommended.

Nearby is the castle "Schloss Sanssouci" and the park and Botanic Garden. Its in Potsdam near Berlin.

Directly in Berlin-Marzan, there are the "Gärten der Welt"
http://www.gruen-berlin.de/parks-gaerten/gaerten-der-welt/
also very nice to look at.

:-)
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Re: Suggestions for trip to Czech Republic, Hungary and Berlin
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014, 11:41:29 AM »
Forumist and great friend of the SRGC , Gergely Lunk, works at the  Botanical Garden in Vácrátót
( Vácrátóti Botanikus Kert   www.botanikuskert.hu/‎  )  - so you must try to visit there!
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Re: Suggestions for trip to Czech Republic, Hungary and Berlin
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2014, 12:01:26 PM »
Good to know it! I will visit Vác in late April

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Re: Suggestions for trip to Czech Republic, Hungary and Berlin
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2014, 01:17:03 PM »
Dear Jan,

I would be happy to guide you in our 29 hectare garden. Planned date is fine.

Gergő