The City of Luxembourg is holding an open day at the “Klouschtergaart”, at the foot of the Bock rock, dedicated entirely to plants traditionally grown in Luxembourg and their conservation on 16 June.
Over the course of the day, the 3000 square metre garden with its particular micro-climate and more than 60 species of native plants will be open to the public.
Among the bloomers on display will be anthemis dyers, vegetable beetroot, cantaloupe, chervis, common gesse, adzuki beans, Sainte-Barbe grass, Jerusalem artichoke and more.
The gardener of the Klouschtergaart and Park officials will guide visitors through the garden, present the different ways of harvesting seeds, share tips and tricks on growing plants and explain the importance of agro-biodiversity for traditional species for the survival of species traditionally grown in our regions.
In addition to raising public awareness, the City of Luxembourg is also committed to the reintroduction of traditional plants in private gardens. Thus, on 16 June, seed packets of useful plants and forgotten vegetables, harvested in the “Klouschtergaart” will be distributed to visitors until stocks are exhausted.
Information on the different plants and gardening tips are available as a PDF document on the website of the City of Luxembourg: www.vdl.lu, or on request from the Parks Department (4796-2867).
The day runs from 10:00 to18:00, with an official opening in the presence of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen at 14:00. Entrance is free.
The next guided tours of the “Klouschtergaart” will take place from 11:00 to 13:00 on the following dates:
Thursday 13 July 2017
Thursday 10 August 2017
Thursday, 14 September 2017