Guests can discover wonderful flowers between hedges and beds, © Sarah Bömer

Day of Gar­dens and Parks

A stroll through green oases

Guests can ex­plore beau­ti­ful places of nature on a route of their own choice through the roughly 150 pub­lic and private fa­cil­it­ies that par­ti­cip­ate in the cam­paign week­end every year. A guided tour and cul­tur­al pro­gramme com­plete the di­verse of­fer.

Looking at the scenic gems to be discovered in the region’s parks, gardens, or green spaces, the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL) launched the Day of Gardens and Parks in 2012. Since then, about 150 facilities open their doors to lovers of nature on the second weekend in June every year. Public facilities as well as private premises in the Münsterland, Ruhr area, East and South Westphalia take part

The sensory tour leads to medicinal monastery plants, rural flower beds, exotic trees, or amazing ornamental plants. Royal palace complexes and centres of green in large sites such as allotment gardens turn into venues for the art of gardening.  Every guest can choose their own route from the multi-faceted programme. The campaign weekend follows a different motto every year, always ensuring variety even without changing the venue.

Closing knowledge gaps, sharpening senses

Many of the participating partners offer cultural events or guided tours as well. Walking tours help people fill in the gaps in their education as they learn more about ornamental plants and garden landscaping. Participants in workshops on natural scents can sharpen their sense of smell, while exploring the realistic landscape images in the art campaigns will make their eyes grow wide with wonder.

Concerts complete the repertoire. Anyone who wishes to be further inspired or share photos of their own place can do so on social media using the following identifiers: @kulturinwestfalen and #tagdergärtenundparks.

Date: 8 + 9 June 2024

Images and videos

Be inspired: images of your NRW

Some owners of private gardens have also decorated their house fronts for the event, © Sarah Bömer
Every year around 150 public and private facilities take part in the campaign weekend, © Sarah Bömer
Wind chimes and decorative elements adorn some natural oases here and there, © Sarah Bömer
Families take a break with a picnic on the green spaces, © Sarah Bömer
Some tour groups cycle from place to place, © Sarah Bömer

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