From May 1st the tours of the park “On the road in the countryside” begin.

Through the parks and gardens of Düsseldorf
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From May 1st the tours of the park “On the road in the countryside” begin.

Through the listed parks, cemeteries or using the app to determine lawn grasses: the Düsseldorf Garden, Cemetery and Forestry Office offers 17 guided tours in the “On the road in the countryside” series.

The sun is shining, the flowers are in their full splendor and the birds are chirping: spring is at its peak in Düsseldorf’s parks and gardens. During the “Unterwegs im Grünen” tours, the inhabitants of Düsseldorf can experience everything that grows there.

It begins with a walk through Benrath Palace Park, which Hartmut Bauer will conduct on Sunday 1st May at 11am. Participants meet on the external staircase of the castle pond. On Sunday 8 May, at 10:00, Regina Thebud-Lassak invites you on a botany discovery tour along the Rhine between Hamm and Lausward. The meeting point is the Düsseldorf-Hamm S-Bahn station.

“Urdenbacher Altrhein: new desert in the settlement area” is the title of the guided tour by Elke Löpke and Stefanie Egeling on Monday 9 May, 6 pm The starting point is Gut Hellerhof at Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 71. Claus Lange will be driving on Wednesday, May 11, 4:30 pm, through the Malkasten Park and explains native and exotic plants. This tour starts at the park entrance at Jacobi-Haus / Malkasten, Jacobistraße. The participation fee is seven euros per person aged 14 and over.

Pia Kambergs and Jutta Scheuß will show “delicacies along the way” on Thursday 12 May, at 5.30 pm, during a hike through the Rotthäuser and Morper Bachtal. Participants meet at the Erkrather Landstraße hiking car park. Saturday 14 May, 16:00 Claus Lange shows the Lantz park in Düsseldorfer as a landscape park from the late 19th century. The meeting point is the park entrance on Lohauser Dorfstrasse.

Tobias Lauterbach will drive through Hofgarten on Sunday 15th May at 3pm. Lauterbach tells the past, present and future of Hofgarten. The tour starts at the park entrance on Jacobistraße, opposite the Goethe Museum.

Regina Thebud-Lassak invites you on a botanical excursion to Morper Bachtal on Wednesday 18 May, at 4pm. It starts from the Haus Morp hiking car park on Düsseldorfer Straße between Gerresheim and Erkrath. Interested parties can learn more about the types of graves in Düsseldorf cemeteries on Thursday 19 May at 4pm. Karin Schulz guides you through the Stoffeln cemetery and shows you the types of burial. The meeting point is the main entrance of the Stoffeln Cemetery at Bittweg 62a.

On Friday 20 May, at 5pm, Almuth Spelberg will organize a guided tour of the design and history of Benrath Palace Park. The meeting point is the museum shop at Benrath Castle. “Wild Flowering Bushes: Edible or Poisonous?” is the topic of the Hubbelrath golf course tour offered by Regina Thebud-Lassak on Friday 20 May, at 3pm. The tour starts at the Hubbelrath golf club car park, Bergische Landstraße 700.

Ulla Hannecke will drive through the Heinrich Heine University Botanical Garden on Saturday 21 May at 2pm. She focuses on the topic “May plants-love plants”. The meeting point is the botanical garden entrance on Universitätsstraße. On Saturday 21 May, at 2 pm, there will be a tour of the Ökotop Heerdt. Participants meet at the entrance, the address is: Am Ökotop 70.

On Tuesday at 6 pm Stefanie Egerling will show how to identify plants on a smartphone via the “Flora Incognita” app during a tour in the Urdenbacher Kämpe. The tour starts at the Piels Loch hiking car park on Baumberger Weg, at the corner of Drängenburger Straße Participants must bring a mobile phone and install the app.

Those interested in Düsseldorf can explore the North Cemetery under the direction of Stefan Süss for two days: on Tuesday 24 May, at 4 pm, he will present the cemetery as a reflection in the history of the city of Düsseldorf. Wednesday, May 25, at 4 pm, he will show the most beautiful graves behind the million dollar hill. Both tours last approximately three hours and begin at the chapel at the main entrance to the North Cemetery.

The “Unterwegs im Grünen” series ends on Friday 27 May. Claus Lange then leads through Mickeln Palace Park and provides interesting information on the latest work of garden artist Maximilian Weyhe.

Information For the dates of “On the road in the campaign”, registration is required by email at gartenamt@duesseldorf.de or by phone at 0211 8994800. The participation fee is five euros per person, participation is free for children up to at 14 years of age.

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