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Ivy-covered facade of a gallery in a park: Körnerpark in Neukölln, Berlin.

The exhibition Andere Gärten (Different Gardens) opens this Friday in Berlin and Urban Plant Research is honored to be participating with a new video, Beobachtungen/Observations. We’re especially excited about the show because it is not only about urban gardens, it will be in an urban garden!  (more…)

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Ran into some intriguing urban plants while passing through Neukölln a few times this week. Near Richardplatz, aerial lavender at a new bar…

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View from above of a green, fern-filled courtyard garden

It was at an edible urban plants walk (led by artist Karola Schlegelmilch seven years ago) that I first met Deborah S. Phillips, an artist based in Berlin-Neukölln. Since then our paths have crossed regularly; we seem to share a lot of different interests besides plants, such as visual art and translation. After attending our plant discussion in Lichtenberg, Deborah sent this photo of her courtyard, which she’s been caring for. More about that and many other things on her blog: http://deborahsp.wordpress.com

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Some of Berlin’s best windows are Kindergarten windows. Unlike the kindergarten denoted by US English, which is part of primary school, a German Kindergarten or Kindertagestätte (Kita for short) is a pre-school day care. If the windows are any indication, a major part of Kindergarten here is decorating the rooms with cheery plants and animals—putting the Garten in Kindergarten and more urban plants on our sidewalks.

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Glimpse of Weißer See lake through the branches

Weißer See, Pankow, Berlin ©William Niendorff

Looking through the photos of Berlin’s parks on Planting Art, all taken this summer by Texas-based artist and landscape architect William Niendorff, it’s hard to believe all these green spaces are in Berlin.

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Wall display of square photos each showing Wolf Klein with an object balanced on his head: here, some dead Christmas tree matter and a kohlrabi

Wolf Klein runs a nomadic flower shop where all the flowers are photographs. Back in the day, he was also one of Urban Plant Research’s first readers. And, in more recent times, he’s been balancing things on his head. Some of them are plants.

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Woman in park looking away in direction of fox in the background.

Can you spot the foxy friend in this picture? Not that my friend A. is not foxy, but look closer; there is second friend in the photo.

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