Friday, 13 July 2012

Prinzessinnengarten, Kreuzberg

The story goes that just three years ago this community garden by Moritzplatz in Kreuzberg was nothing more than a bit of unused land. It is now a flourishing smallholding growing rare types of vegetables and perennial plants. It has a great atmosphere and you can come along on Thursdays and Saturdays to get involved in tending the plants. The place is run by volunteers and many speak English.

It is great to see urban vegetable growing at its best, using plastic crates.

Dotted amongst the trees and plots are tables and chairs to enjoy refreshments from the small food and drink counter.

There are also little sheds selling plants and books.

I love this place. It has a wonderful feel to it, whether you are interested in getting involved or simply enjoying a drink in the sun. A great place to introduce children to urban gardening and sustainable living. If you can read German or like looking at pictures, this book looks great and you can pick up a copy in the Planet Modulor bookstore right across the road from the garden.

Address: Prinzenstrasse 35 – 38 / Prinzesinnenstrasse 15, 10969 Berlin

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