15 September 2008, 15:00
Rose Garden in Humboldthain, Mitte/Wedding, Berlin
Quite accidentally, I stumbled into a rose garden that I never knew existed.
The hedges are formed to shield each park bench from the next – they are nestled in the cremulations on each side of the long hedge.
On a bulletin board, I found some historic pictures that show how the garden — which today is distinguished by these of high hedges that shield bench sitters from the view of their neighbors and tall trees that separate all park visitors from the sight of the massive train tracks, shopping center and major streets surrounding the park — was once just an array of tiny saplings and the beginnings of bushes.
My friend Anke had just pointed out the other day, speaking of our community garden (which is barely two years old), that a garden exists on a time scale of decades. I now see what she meant.
I took some other, behind-the-scenes pictures at the Rose Garden and will share them in the next post.