The Dynamic Vision

Luisenpark The dynamic Vision (C) Klaus Zimmermann

The Dynamic Vision. Designing and Maintaining Naturalistic Plant Communities
This year, the city of Mannheim has become a magnet for garden culture because the German National Garden Show ("Bundesgartenschau" or BUGA  for short) is taking place from 14 April to 8 October in the city on the river Neckar.
BUGA23 has set itself a clear goal: to become the most sustainable BUGA of all time. In addition to attractive flower displays and garden landscapes, the focus will be on environmental and climate protection, sustainable energy production and food security. The issue of sustainability is also becoming increasingly important in the planning and creation of gardens and public green spaces. This was the driving force behind the German Perennial Society. (Gesellschaft der Staudenfreunde e.V.,"GdS") to organise an international symposium around naturalistic plantings and plant communities in cooperation with the Weinheim landscape architect Bettina Jaugstetter and with Anna Lena Hahn from Atelier Za'atar in France.

The Symposium

On 24 and 25 August 2023, the international symposium "The Dynamic Vision - Designing and Maintaining Naturalistic Plant Communities" will take place in the Baumhainhalle in Mannheim's Luisenpark. Plant designers, landscape architects, gardeners and plant enthusiasts from all over the world will come together to exchange ideas on the planning, creation and maintenance of naturalistic, dynamic plant communities. Visits to BUGA 23 at the Luisenpark and the Spinelli sites will be possible during the conference. The nearby Ebertpark in Ludwigshafen and the Hermannshof Garden in Weinheim can also be visited. The ticket includes entry to BUGA 23 on August 24th and 25th, accesss to Baumhainhalle, lunch, as well as snacks and beverages during breaks.

24.08.23, 09:00 - 25.08.23, 16:30

Symposium fees: (incl. BUGA entrance fee, catering)
€ 350 for Non-members
€ 320 for GdS-Members (use the discount code printed in the members magazin "der Staudengarten")
€ 300 for students (up to the age of 27)

The conference language will be English.

Baumhainhalle in the Luisenpark, Mannheim


BUGA haupteingang Staudenbeet Harald Sauer
Perennial border on the way to the Baumhainhalle   May 25.2023