Gärtnerhof GmbH - Galabau Berlin, Experten für Gartenbau, Gartenpflege, Baumpflege und Gartenplanung

on 6 + 7 April 2019
from 9am to 6pm
the Berliner Staudenmarkt herbaceous perennials fair
at the Botanic Garden Berlin–Dahlem

Next Dates:
6 + 7 April 2019
7 + 8 September 2019
admission €6.00
reduced €3.00

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September brings garden joy!

It’s the perfect place to explore the riches of the plant kingdom: the Berliner Staudenmarkt at Berlin’s Botanic Garden has everything to keep gardens in bloom all year round. Autumn is an important time in the garden – it’s the time to plant your spring-flowering bulbs and most of your herbaceous perennials. It’s also a good time to sow meadow flowers and to fill any gaps you’ve spotted in your flower beds. Fill up your baskets and planters with late-flowering plants now to enjoy a final blaze of colour this autumn.

The Gärtnerhof GmbH, as the organiser of the Berliner Staudenmarkt, has always placed a focus on inviting tree and plant nurseries that work in harmony with nature. From asters to grasses and ferns to aquatic plants, you’ll be able to find perennials of all kinds and sizes, as well as trees and shrubs, including fruit trees, berries, ornamental shrubs, roses, and even seeds for kitchen herbs and vegetable plants.

For green fingers and deckchair gardeners

Whether you like your garden to be a place to relax in the sunshine or a vegetable patch to provide for the kitchen, and even if your garden is actually a balcony or roof terrace: the Staudenmarkt has something for sunny and shady spots, for sandy gardens or for wet soil. Bring colour to your beds with Phlox and Delphinium, Geraniums, Sedums and Hostas, bought straight from the grower. Stock up on gardening tools and high-quality accessories – and then treat yourself to a Fairtrade barista coffee and a morsel from our “GARTENdelikatESSEN” stalls where you can buy freshly baked artisan bread from the wood-fired oven and mouth-watering organic cakes. Little gardeners can enjoy the water-meadow playground, take part in vegetable quizzes and bee workshops, or explore our barefoot sensory path.

All-year-round nectar for our bees

Bees and other pollinating insects need flowers to survive – and not just in the summer but from early spring all the way until late November. Yet from September onwards flowers can be a bit thin on the ground in many gardens. Managed honeybees will be given extra food during the colder months. Wild bees, on the other hand, often struggle to fill up their stores for the winter. But it needn’t be that way!

As gardeners we can help by planning our planting schemes to continue flowering well into the winter months. Always check the flowering times when buying new plants for your beds and borders. Even within the same plant species these can differ, depending on the variety. Most Persicaria species, for instance, will continue flowering until the first frost, whereas Japanese anemones can vary a lot in how long they flower.

In his book Lebende Gartentabellen (Ulmer 2011, p. 66), Karl Foerster suggests Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ and ‘Rosenschale’ for guaranteed November bloom. He also recommends late asters, Solidago, Japanese bugbane and willowleaf sunflower.

And there is still more you can do at this time of year to help our pollinators through the winter. For example, by planting plenty of spring-flowering bulbs. Scillas and winter aconite, snowdrops and spring snowflakes can start flowering as early as February if the winter is mild – as do some varieties of daffodils and crocuses. Ask one of our experts at the Staudenmarkt and make sure you also pay a visit to our beekeepers’ stall for advice on insect-friendly gardening!

Staudenmarkt patrons for 2018

In fact, “insect-friendly gardening” – with a special focus on bees – is this year’s Staudenmarkt motto. Our two patrons Dr Melanie von Orlow and Dr Benedikt Polaczek, both bee experts and Staudenmarkt fans, will be around to offer advice on this topic. Dr Polaczek is a passionate beekeeper and professor at the Freie Universität. He will be there on both days of the autumn market to answer any questions about bees and beekeeping. On Sunday he is giving a talk for beekeepers and anyone interested in becoming one. “There is always room for more good beekeepers,” he says. And everyone with a garden or balcony can help create a more bee-friendly environment: “Plant perennials that provide nectar and ensure plenty of nourishment for wild bees and honeybees!”

» Read our interview with Dr Polaczek here (in German only)

To avoid single-use plastic bags and take-away coffee cups…

… we suggest that you bring along your own bags or carrying cases and encourage you to enjoy your coffee directly at the refreshment stalls where it will be served in reusable mugs. Thank you very much!