Edi­tor’s Note


The sun is shin­ing, the birds are singing, Ber­lin is green again... Pro­found poetry aside, it just feels great to be able to take a walk in the park with­out feel­ing trapped un­der count­less lay­ers of cloth­ing. And with more than 40% of its sur­face cov­ered by parks and for­est, Ber­lin is just the per­fect place for a stroll un­der the trees. This month, we de­cided to cel­e­brate the botan­i­cal side of the city with a com­pre­hen­sive list of the best plant-re­lated events in town, from the fab­u­lous spring mar­ket at Botanis­cher Garten to the Tulpen­schau (tulip show) at Britzer Garten (p. 10–12). But the most im­por­tant green event of the month (or decade, ac­tu­ally) is the open­ing of the IGA in­ter­na­tional gar­den expo at the Gärten der Welt in Marzahn, with thou­sands of plant-re­lated events spread over 186 days – a dream come true for all gar­den lovers out there.

And while the city's trees are busy with their pho­to­syn­thetic ac­tiv­ity, there's noth­ing like grab­bing a ta­ble at one of the many cafés and watch­ing the reawak­en­ing of na­ture.

Have a great spring!

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