Open gardens in Prignitz

The diverse natural and cultural landscape of Prignitz has a lot to offer: Greenery not only characterizes the vast meadows, pastures and forests - the towns and villages are also green and blooming.

Foto: Biosphärenreservat Flusslandschaft Elbe-Brandenburg/Häuser

The small front gardens with beds made of boxwood, taxus or flowering plants are particularly beautiful - the residents' calling cards. Behind many houses there are often gardens in traditional or individual styles. The garden owners invite you to visit their private green oasis.

A current overview of all participating gardens can be found below.

Authentic landscape garden

This large, spacious garden was designed with a lot of effort to be close to nature. From the beginning of the 1990s, most of the garden was rebuilt from intensively used arable land. Here you can clearly see how you can change something and give life back from what is actually dead ground. In a leisurely tour on an unpaved path, visitors stroll past flower beds, four garden ponds, various trees and bushes. The mammoth and bluebell trees that stretch high up are impressive. We continue through a kitchen garden, followed by a colorful meadow. Nightingales and hedgehogs have looked for a place in other habitats.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:

June 13, 2021
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact information:
Thomas Schröder
Griffenhagen 24
16945 Meyenburg (GT Griffenhagen)

Naturnaher LandschaftsgartenFoto: Thomas Schröder

A garden paradise for people and animals

A wonderful example of how the new owners have transformed a piece of land formerly used by small farmers into a garden paradise with an almost 300-year-old Kätner half-timbered house. After everything had been empty for years, the 3,600 m² plot of land was redesigned into this garden wonder in 1995, and in 2006 the house was extensively refurbished in accordance with the ecological guidelines. The original division of the courtyard, orchard and cattle paddock now appears as a colorful shrub and heather garden with a quail aviary, a berry garden with an adjoining relaxation area and Japanese elements. In addition, the rose and herb fragrance garden - reminiscent of a mini monastery garden - small orchards with wild hedges and a pond that are used by chickens and geese are enchanting. The goats graze in a park-like paddock. All around, native woody plants offer birds protection and food.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
06/13/2021 & 09/12/2021
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
September, 12th (Open Monument Day) with house tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Contact information:
Gudrun und Helmut Anschau
Rambower Hauptstr. 17
19339 Plattenburg (GT Rambow bei Kleinow)
Tel: 038784 . 90 953
helmut-anschau@t-online.de

Garten der Familie Anschau

The oak with the farmer's rose garden

The crown of the oak appears almost huge directly behind the barn. It welcomes the garden visitor when entering the approx. 1800 m2 farm garden and shapes the garden in a very special way. There is a lot to see and discover here: Various roses and ornamental trees can be found as well as old fruit trees and a flower meadow, flower and perennial beds structure the garden and create new lines of sight. Almost in competition with the abundance of flowers in the garden and on the courtyard are the exhibited pictures, candles, teddies and knitting.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
June 13, 2021
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact information:
Brigitte Blunk
Dorfstraße 16
19339 Plattenburg (GT Uenze)

Garten von Blunk's

Castle grounds Lenzen

Enjoy a wonderful tour through the approximately 400 hectare historical park of Lenzen Castle. In the “NaturPoesieGarten” there are nine works of art between flowering herb meadows, shrub beds and wooded islands, which, in connection with selected natural philosophical quotes, provide food for thought on the relationship between man and nature. The “AuenReich” is located in the back of the listed castle park. Along a 400-meter-long circular path, insights into the special achievements of a near-natural meadow landscape are provided at six stations. There are also extensive orchards with the best conditions for dormouse and little owl. The 3-zone principle has been used in the “Hortus Lunkini” castle park since 2019. Various elements in the garden area such as piles of stones and dead wood corners set design accents and offer safe hiding places for grass snakes, shrews, earwigs and the like. In addition to the creation of a lean bed and the construction of beetle cellars, we are planning to relocate our rhinoceros beetles this year. Make your own garden an oasis of life and make a valuable contribution to species protection.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
06/13/2021 / 09/12/2021
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guided tours on September 12th at 2 p.m.; guided tour on June 13th at 11 a.m., registration requested at 038792/12 21

The garden is always accessible. A free brochure for the NaturPoesieGarten is available in the visitor's center.

Contact information:
BUND Besucherzentrum Burg Lenzen
Burgstraße 3
19309 Lenzen
www.burg-Lenzen.de

Park der Burg LenzenFoto: Ralf Häfke

Show, sighting and self-catering garden

This 1.3 hectare site, idyllically situated by the forest, has been used for horticultural purposes since the late 1920s and has been in the hands of the organic perennial nursery Teske since 2013. The two gardeners see their plantings as a field of experimentation. They are constantly gaining new knowledge about a wide variety of plants and their possible combinations. In addition to the cultivated varieties, selected wild perennials also have a permanent place in the natural garden and the mother plant quarters. The garden design with many wild herbs also serves as a meeting point for insects and birds. In summer, the ensemble of old buildings and the remaining walls of former greenhouses of the colorful variety of plants provides a cultural landscape stage for a rarely high number of butterflies. Even rare species such as the lean-grass mother-of-pearl butterfly, aurora butterfly and the bumblebee hawkmoth find their habitat here.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
June 13 & September 12, 2021
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
additionally, open July 18, 2021

Please note:
The nursery is not located in the Seefeld district. From the B103 drive in Buchholz in the direction of Groß Woltersdorf past the radio mast through the forest, then first farm on the left.

Contact information:
Gärtnerei Teske
Groß Woltersdorfer Damm 1
16928 Pritzwalk OT Seefeld
www.gärtnereiteske.de

Gärtnerei Teske

Groß Pankow manor park

The 4 hectare park was laid out in the Biedermeier style from 1827 and consists of a large lawn to the north of the main house and a very old, species-rich tree population. Here you can still find swamp oak, silver maple, catapla and the tulip tree as well as a 300-year-old oak. To the east of the manor house there are other beautiful old trees in the park landscape. A wooden bridge leads over a pond to an avenue of lime trees that leads to the family cemetery. The late-mowed meadows have rich flora including cuckoowort and orchid. The forecourt contains lawns and a central axis that was newly laid out in 1992 between the parking lot and the main house as a path, decorated with flower beds on both sides.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
June 13, 2021
Guided tour at 11 a.m.

Contact information:
Gutspark Groß Pankow
Prof. Bernhard von Barsewisch
Pankeweg 15 (Augentagesklinik)
16928 Groß Pankow

Gutspark Groß Pankow

Heil-Kunst-Garten Zempow

Welcome to the 6,500 m² medicinal art garden. According to the motto: “The problem is the solution”, we cultivate the garden according to the principles of permaculture, which also shapes our lives. In ten years, a piece of arable land with ideas, diligence and joy in design has grown into a natural garden that is now an oasis for people and animals. The garden shows us how it wants to grow. Many plants from the time the medicinal art garden was created have been supplemented with new plantings. There are many resting places in the designed natural oasis. So the visitors can experience the joy of the natural garden. The view from a hill on the healing art garden or on another secluded place is a pleasure.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
June 13, 2021
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact information:
Ferien- und Gesundheitshof Ginkgo
Marina Gensch
Zempower Dorfstraße 34
16909 Wittstock (OT Zempow)
www.heil-kunst-garten-zempow.de

Heil Kunst Garten Zempow

Green Oasis

This green oasis is located behind the excursion restaurant on a 6,000 m² garden paradise. The large garden inspires with a swimming pond and the very varied planting. These include shrub peonies, Judas tree, beautiful shrub, sickle fir, rock pear and various roses. Visitors on the sensory staircase are rewarded with the best view of the orchard and the fish pond. The kitchen garden invites you to snack and try: delicious aronia berries, sloes or the black mulberry as a somewhat rarer fruit besides the well-known berries. There are also plant cuttings for sale. A small petting zoo allows animal lovers to come into contact with animals.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
06/13/2021 & 09/12/2021
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact information:
Grüne Oase
Essen-Erleben-Entspannen
Jabeler Dorfstraße 20
16909 Heiligengrabe (OT Jabel)

Grüne Oase

Welcome to a diverse garden

In more than 30 years, a front, courtyard, kitchen and orchard with pond landscapes, winter gardens and a greenhouse was built around the half-timbered house. A colorful world of plants and animals invites you to linger: dwarf rabbits, chickens, canaries as well as cats and dogs, which animate the approximately 3,200 m2 property. There is a small playground, cozy sitting areas and a walkway with many nesting opportunities for birds and insects. Rare trees such as umbrella, hemlock and Korean fir or the silk tree are astonishing. Of the flowering and leafy plants, the succulent beds, ericas and over 30 types of daylily are particularly noteworthy. Also the topiary trees or the collection of up to 40 years old potted plants (camellias, agapanthus, fuchsias, oleanders and hibiscus) are eye-catchers.
An information stand and a small plant market top off your stay. We look forward to your visit and some interesting discussions.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
06/12/2021 & 06/13/2021 & 07/17/2021 & 07/18/2021 & 09/11/2021 & 09/12/2021
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact information:

Petra und Jörg Schneider
Dorfstraße 9
16866 Gumtow (GT Brüsenhagen)

Garten von Familie Schneider

Prignitzer Herb Farm

When the Schoenegge couple acquired the property with a size of 5,500 m² in 2007, they immediately started designing the garden. They planted many fruit trees, bushes and perennials, created ponds, a wildflower meadow and deadwood corners. Finally the Schoeneges built shelters for the amphibians and many birds and insect hotels for the insects. Of course, they also grow their own vegetables in the garden. The garden is close to nature. The couple let wild herbs grow consciously, some of them bring they into the garden themselves, and the Schoenegges like it when a lot of things are mixed up.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
June 13th, 2021
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact information:
Prignitzer Kräuterhof
Cordula und Markus Schoenegge
Buddenhagen 12
16945 Meyenburg (OT Buddenhagen)

Prignitzer Kräuterhof

Our near natural garden

The large garden comprises several areas and has been cultivated for 14 years. We have a large pond, several perennial beds, a rock garden hill and a formal rose garden, the beds of which are now bordered with a young yew hedge (instead of boxwood). We have planted strawberries, vegetables and herbs as well as some berry bushes on several raised beds. Fruit trees and a greenhouse with tomatoes provide us with fruit. A wild meadow with many early bloomers and blooming wild plants follows. The rear part of the garden is Asian and has, among other things, two small ponds and formed trees. The garden is largely close to nature and designed with lush climbing and flowering plants, so that we have a lot of insects, butterflies and birds in summer.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
June 13 & September 12, 2021
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact information:
Monika und Wolfgang Tolksdorf
Fontanestraße 38
16866 Tramnitz

Garten von Tolksdorf

Klosterstift zum Heiligengrabe

The almost completely preserved monastery complex, which has been rebuilt again and again in the past, is a former Cistercian monastery in Heiligengrabe, which became a Protestant monastery for noble women after the Reformation. This place is still dedicated to the spiritual life. On an area of ​​around five hectares, there are several attractive horticultural facilities such as the baroque half-timbered houses with their uniformly designed front gardens. The planting ranges from perennials and herbs to roses and shrubs. The ponds, which were only renatured in the past two years, are lined with old trees. Attractive specimens include: a gnarled catapla, a bald cypress and a large star magnolia that lets its white flowers shine in spring. In 2004 a herb garden was laid out in an area enclosed by a beech hedge. It houses around 80 medicinal and kitchen herbs, which, depending on the type of application, find their place in various box beds. The calm, almost meditative-looking area is complemented by perennials and shrubs.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
June 13 & September 12, 2021
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact information:
Klosterstift zum Heiligengrabe
Gisela Karger
Stiftgelände 1
16909 Heiligengabe

Der Garten des Klosterstifts

Colorful garden in Ellershagen

It was clear from the start that Elvira Gwozdz and Harald Flachshaar would only create their 5,000 m² property, which they acquired in 2012, as their dream garden in harmony with nature. So it happened. They rolled through gardening books, read and learned and are now enthusiastic gardeners in a natural garden with fruit trees and bird hedges, berry bushes, vegetable patches, herbs, two flowering meadows, shrub and flower borders. The colorful garden became more than a hobby, her life is the interplay of the sustainable interaction of plants and trees, insects and animals with humans. Habitat of humans with the habitat of the garden: You look forward to your visit and you are cordially invited to visit Elvira Gwozdz and Harald Flachshaar outside of the Open Gardens appointments.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
June 13, 2021
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Garden visits are also possible on other days after registration (phone: +49 33989/20 92 56).

Contact information:
Elvira Gwozdz and Harald Flachshaar
Objektstraße 4
16945 Halenbeck- Rohlstorf GT Ellershagen

Exploration of old strains

The ›Garden Day‹ is a horticultural festival in the stork village of Rühstädt. In addition to many inspirations for natural gardening, a varied program with an interesting lecture, a practical workshop and creative handicraft activities for the whole family is offered. A few years ago, various garden elements were built around the building, which is framed by local trees. A lot of vegetables, but also herbs and ornamental plants in raised beds, pots and a small arable area can be examined. Only historical crops, some of which come from seed banks or private plant lovers, are grown here. Thanks to the project funded by the state of Brandenburg, NABU gardening supervisor Ellen Beuster can not only continue to implement her private passion, but also pass on her knowledge to allotment gardeners through regular training.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
June 13, 2021
Guided tours at 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Contact information:
NABU- Besucherzentrum Rühstädt
Ellen Beuster
Neuhaus 9
19322 Rühstädt

Gemüsebeet des NABU Besucherzentrums

Sculpture garden

The 4,000 m² living and working space of the artist cooperative ›Atelier im Grünen‹ is reminiscent of a landscape park. At the former inspector's house in the village, impressive old trees meet flowering shrubs and green lawns. The garden nature encounters three-dimensional art objects in an exciting way, which create a very special atmosphere through this type of design. The garden is divided into different segments and is constantly changing due to the rhythm of the seasons. Works made of ceramics, steel and wood enter into a symbiosis with floral and colorful plant shapes. This turns a visit to the garden into an exciting journey of discovery. Lush bird hedges surround the area.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:

June 13th, 2021
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Contact information:
Atelier im Grünen
Katja Martin und Jost Löber
Im Dörp 14
16928 Groß Pankow (OT Horst)

Skulpturengarten

Blooming dreams under old trees

The garden of the Hase family is approx. 2,400 m² and has many “faces” - depending on where you are looking. There are blooming accents in every season, even in winter the 40-year-old witch hazel, which is cut like an umbrella. In summer, the colorful shrub beds delight the visitor. On small paths - broken up by open spaces with a few seats - visitors stroll under special trees that are up to 90 years old. Part of the garden was created in 1932 as a master gardener's arboretum. Conifers and rhododendrons are the main stock. But the highlight is a Colorado fir and a sequoia tree. But the rhododendron collection, which now has over 30 different varieties, is also admirable. Some of these old plants are up to three meters high. The signs provide detailed information about the names of the strains.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
June 13th 2021
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact information:
Christina and Ralf Hase
Berliner Strasse 72
16868 Wusterhausen

Garten der Familie Hase

Diverse cottage garden

My farm garden, designed according to ecological and natural aspects, relaxes me every day with the motto: “Weeds, I want to be your gardener”. And that is when everyone else is nurturing roses. For 15 years I have been realizing my dream of a garden on over 1000 square meters. Numerous birds and insects (it is impossible to list all of them) cohabitate, find food and living space. The garden has now developed in such a way that in 2020 it was chosen as the second best in the “Garden of Diversity” competition by the Prignitz Ruppiner Land landscape conservation association.

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
June 13, 2021
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact:
Mike Misch
Dorfstrasse 5
16831 Linow

Garten macht Schule

An der Elbtal- Grundschule hat die Beteiligung der Schüler beim Umgang miteinander, der Ganztagsgestaltung und der Gestaltung eines angemessenen schulischen Umfelds seit 2013 einen höheren Stellenwert bekommen. So konnten sie auf einer Ideenbörse ihre Wünsche zur Gestaltung des Schulhofs einbringen: Neue Bänke, Tische und Spielgeräte und Blumen sollten her, so ihr Wunsch. Auch sollte der Haupteingang der Schule durch die Anlage eines kleinen Schulgartens einladender gestaltet werden. Nachhaltigkeit entsteht durch Beteiligung! Die AG »Kleine Hausmeister« beteiligte sich tatkräftige bei der Umsetzung der Vorhaben, auch ist der Schulgarten mittlerweile fester Bestandteil des Naturwissenschaftsunterrichts. Die vorhandenen Gehölze wurden durchforstet, der Schulhof mit natürlichen Sitzgelegenheiten und einer Weidenhütte attraktiver gestaltet. Pflegeleichte Blumen, Gemüse und Obst sorgen nicht nur für sehenswerte Blütenpracht, sondern auch für den gesunden Pausensnack. Kommen Sie und sehen Sie selbst!

Offene Gärten in der Prignitz:
12. September 2021

Kontakt:
Schulgarten der Elbtalgrundschule Bad Wilsnack
Frau Ramona Winter
Dr. Wilhelm-Harnisch-Straße 2
19336 Bad Wilsnack

Garden spaces, roses of course and much more!

In 2000, the Lehmanns created a near-natural pond on their 6,000 m2 property and modeled the site. Before doing this, they observed how the sun shines over the surface, where and when there is shadow, how lines of sight guide the view and how special plants can be planted. Lines of sight, location requirements, curved lines, field stones and water determine the natural character, in addition to ground grass, horsetail, daisies and co. Something is always in bloom because they have now accumulated a large variety of plants. Over 160 species and sorts of ornamental trees, including deciduous and coniferous trees, approx. 160 different roses, 60 to 70 irises and many perennials, grasses and bulb flowers. A garden is never finished. It is also getting on in years - just like its owners. That is why only certain “corners and places” should be cared for with special priority and more and more nature should be allowed on other areas. Welcome weeds, brushwood heaps and flowering meadows!

Open gardens in the Prignitz:
September 12, 2021
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact information:
Ines und Andreas Lehmann
Blesendorfer Dorfstraße 51
16909 Heiligengrabe OT Blesendorf

Martina Grade
Martina Grade
Biosphärenreservat Flusslandschaft Elbe-Brandenburg
Tel. +4938791/80 18 17
Martina.Grade@lfu.brandenburg.de