Der sechste internationale ” Tag der Faszination der Pflanzen ” 2022 (FoPD 2022) wird von Pflanzenwissenschaftlern aus aller Welt unter dem Dach der European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) ausgerufen.
Ziel dieser Aktivität ist es, möglichst viele Menschen auf der ganzen Welt für Pflanzen zu interssieren und von der Bedeutung der Pflanzenwissenschaften für die Landwirtschaft und die nachhaltige Produktion nahrhafter Lebensmittel sowie für den Gartenbau, die Forstwirtschaft und die Herstellung von pflanzlichen Produkten wie Papier, Holz, Chemikalien, Energie und Pharmazeutika zu begeistern. Die Rolle der Pflanzen im Umweltschutz ist ebenfalls eine wichtige Botschaft.
Jeder ist herzlich eingeladen, sich dieser Initiative anzuschließen!
Be the director, leading actor/actress, camerman & producer of your own movie and win one of our cash prizes!
The ERA- Net SusCrop is launching a video contest to actively involve EVERYBODY from across the world to reflect, communicate and inspire on ‘what sustainable crop production means to you?’.
The competition is open to EVERYBODY and is supposed to activate multiple groups: school children, students, scientists, farmers/farmer-groups, and any person/group of random enthusiasts, artists (film, circus, music, digital/installation art, …), architects, social media/communication workers, etc.
KEYWORDS to inspire: sustainability, resilience, agriculture, forestry, ecology, crop production, crops, plants, science, nature, climate change, the future
However, we invite any kind of video: be original, think out-of-the-box! What does sustainability in the area of crop production mean to you? How should agriculture look like in the future? Do you practice sustainability procedures in growing crops or ornamental plants in your environment (e.g. your garden or balcony)?
More information on the different categories, prizes, eligibility conditions and selection criteria can be found on: https://www.suscrop.eu/video-contest-2022
We look forward to receiving your video!
Most roses are now in full bloom and take over in all locations: bedding roses and English roses take over the shrub layer, small shrub roses dominate the edges of the beds, and climbing or rambler roses share the vertical locations with woodland vines. Daylilies, spur flowers and other perennials now enrich the garden.
Master stove maker Sieglinde Schelch exhibits garden and utility pottery, which can be purchased on site. Organizer: Helmut and Adele Pirc
Guided tours: 10:00 and 15:00
Other contact: [email protected]
The vineyard walks with Hans Weiss lead through the beautiful Golser wine-growing area. The focus is on the vines and everything that grows above them (fruit trees and shrubs) and below them (vegetables, seeds and weeds). Participants also learn interesting facts about the history of the farms, as well as an insight into the work of a winemaker and grape processing.
How did today’s biodiversity develop, how can we preserve and promote it?
Get exciting insights into biodiversity at our guided tours on Biodiversity Day.
On the day of biodiversity we offer special guided tours.
Join us on a tour through the glass houses and through the open field of the Botanical Garden Graz.
Guided tours at: 10-11 a.m. and from 2 – 3 p.m.
The garden is a valuable piece of nature that we can consciously design for pedagogical purposes to enable action-oriented learning and to strengthen the environmental awareness of all of us. Instead of sitting quietly in closed rooms, children and young people can sustainably link their knowledge with experiences and emotions outside, find balance through movement or retreat, and encounter themselves and others in a completely new way here.
We are working on an exciting hybrid event with lectures, workshops and opportunities for exchange for kindergartens and schools, leisure educators, students and interested parties.
Target group educators, students, interested people
Registration: Face-to-face participants until 16 May 2022 / Online participants until 20 May 2022
“MYSENSE sharpens the senses” – FREILAND LABOR workshop.
Would you like to maintain a flower meadow in your garden in a gentle and ecological way? Do you want to do this with a working tool that does not cause noise or exhaust fumes, but instead gives you a healthy movement while working in and with nature?
In our half-day, compact course, you will learn how to properly adjust the scythe for body-friendly mowing. In addition, an enjoyable, relaxed mowing technique with which you can also master special mowing situations such as slopes, embankments, or mowing out trees. You do not need your own equipment for this. We provide you with the best scything material with DI Christian Derler / MYSENSE: http://www.mysense.at/
- Duration: 5 hours
- What to bring: Sturdy shoes, belt on skirt or trousers, headgear, sun protection, rain protection, possibly snack and drink.
- Allergy advice: outdoor activities, contact with insects or other allergens such as pollen is possible.
- Number of participants: max. 8 persons
- Meeting point: Entrance area Postgrund, opposite institute building Holteigasse 6, Botanical Garden, 8010 Graz
The new Cornelian Cherry Show Garden in Obergrafen-Dorf in the Lower Austrian Pielach Valley was opened on September 3, 2021, where visitors can not only taste Dirndl jam and Dirndl schnapps, but also learn more about the Cornelian cherry, which is called Dirndl in this country. Within the framework of the research project 101176: “Determination of genetic variability and selection of interesting genotypes of an economically important wild fruit, the cornelian cherry”, it has been possible in cooperation with the municipality of Ober-Grafendorf and the family business Gatterer to implement the creation of a Dirndl show garden Ober-Grafendorf.
In the show garden, topics such as the relationship of the dogwood plants are illuminated, the special age of the Dirndl is emphasized, and the use of the plants yesterday and today is presented. This plant is not only used as a show garden for the local population and as a teaching garden for schools, but is also presented to international visitor groups as a European showcase plant.
At the FoPD event, plant biotechnologist Margit Laimer will present the previous research results, as well as the new research questions of the KlimaCornus project, which was launched in 2022.
FREILAND LABOR Workshop for SCHOOL CLASSES – 4th to 12th grade!
How is a flower meadow created? And who snacks on the colorful splendor?
We will dive into the fascinating world of flowering plants and their pollinators. Learn about the world of the honey bee up close. What colors do bees and butterflies see in the meadow, and what colors do we humans see? Blossoms form the food basis of numerous animals, and they also taste good to us humans, whether sweet in syrup or spicy in spreads and salads.
Let’s go in search of such experiences together.
Event organized in cooperation with the 7th Faculty of the University of Graz, with Sophia Knaus & Daniel Linzbauer
- Registration: Registration required
- Cost: 6,- € / per person incl. material
- Meeting point: entrance area of the greenhouses in the Botanical Garden, Schubertstr. 59, 8010 Graz
- What to bring: Weatherproof clothing, sturdy shoes
- Allergies: Information about allergies absolutely necessary!
Mit einem vielfältigen Programm nimmt das Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) am diesjährigen „Fascination of Plants Day“ am 18. Mai 2022 teil. An diesem besonderen Tag steht die Welt der Pflanzen bei unserem Instagram Eventtag auf @ISTAresearch im virtuellen Rampenlicht. Taucht ein in eine Welt, die viel mehr ist als nur grün, erfahrt was sich in der Pflanzenwissenschaft so tut und testet euer Wissen im Quiz! Wir haben 24 Stunden, um Pflanzen viral gehen zu lassen! Lasst uns das zusammen machen!
Nature surprises us again and again. While plants are normally eaten by animals, there are also plants that eat animals.
Why is that and how do plants do it?
Together we will go to the Botanical Garden in search of answers to these exciting questions.
Meeting point: large show glass houses
Since 35 years, the Plant Biotechnology Group (PBU-BOKU, working group Margit Laimer) has been making an important contribution to the conservation and protection of the genetic diversity of our woody crops, as a preventive measure against potential losses of biodiversity caused by factors such as climate change or new plant diseases. Against the background of the increasing food demand of a growing world population, the preservation of the global crop population is enormously important.
The PBU will provide insights into its 35th anniversary and the most exciting research topics of these decades on May 18, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Muthgasse 18 location.
It all started in 1987 with the attempt to breed virus-free and later virus-resistant woody crops. This has led to the establishment of an in vitro gene bank for climate-adapted woody crops of our latitudes (apples, pears, apricots, peaches, grapes, cornelian cherries, berry fruits, but also oil plants like Jatropha) but also of the tropics (e.g. Jatropha, coffee).
Technically, much of the work is based on the implementation of Haberlandt’s pioneering idea of the totipotency of the plant cell, which also celebrates its 120th anniversary this year, and will be presented accordingly. Visitors can examine the PBU’s current research objects, such as the 32000-year-old Silene from the Siberian permafrost or the 1000-year-old Dirndl from the Traisen Valley, as tissue cultures in vitro.
Health-relevant constituents from plants were another focus of research. For example, numerous methods that could be used today in personalized medicine have emerged from the study of allergens from fruit and berries.
Plant biotechnological methods for the molecular characterization and utilization of biodiversity, be it of crop plants, but also of phytoplasmas and other quarantine harmful organisms, are being developed and further improved.
Thorns, thorns, hairs, but also toxins and scents keep predators from eating the juicy plant green.
Only we humans have developed an insatiable appetite for some of these defenses….. as a so-called superfood.
In this event, we will highlight defense strategies from the plant’s perspective as well as from the perspective of a healthy diet.
Meeting point: large show glass houses
FREILAND LABOR Workshop for SCHOOL CLASSES – 8th to 12th grade!
Together we go in search of symbiotic lifestyles and greedy parasites. Exciting life models between plants, animals, fungi, humans and microorganisms are guaranteed. And which parasites can even be useful for humans – we will also talk about that. Using stereo magnifying glasses, we will examine the symbioses in lichens (picture), water ferns and nodule bacteria. In addition, we will find out at whose expense bird’s nest root, cereal rust or ichneumon wasps actually live.
with Elisabeth Brugger-Schiefermüller & Verena Haring
Registration required – Cost 6,- € / per person incl. material
Another date is available to register on May 19th. Schedule for the activity is the same and meeting point is at the entrance of the Historical Glass House in the Botanical Garden, Graz
Please bring weatherproof clothing and note that contact with insects and allergens like pollen possible
The Botanical Garden Linz celebrates 70 years! As part of the celebrations, there will also be a 2-day stand market selling plants and garden accessories. Free entry on both days!
How is a flower meadow formed? And who is nibbling on the colorful splendor?
We dive into the fascinating world of flowering plants and their pollinators. Get to know the world of the honey bee up close. Which colors do bees and butterflies see on the meadow, which ones do we humans? Flowers form the basis of nutrition for numerous animals, and we humans also like them, whether sweet in syrup or spicy in spreads and salads. Let’s go on a search for such experiences together with Sophia Knaus and Daniel Linzbauer.
Target group: children, young people & adults . Duration: 1.5 hours. Costs: Children & young people €10 / adults €20 (incl. material). Meeting point: entrance area of the greenhouses in the botanical garden, Schubertstr. 59, 8010 GrazWhat. To bring: Weatherproof clothing, sturdy shoes. Participation: Registration required
On Saturday, May 14, 2022, the Botanical Garden is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a colorful stage program (moderated by Karl Ploberger), music and shows, a stand market, children’s offers…
May 5, 1952 Mayor Dr. Ernst Koref was officially opened after a corresponding application had already been made in 1946 – one year after the end of the Second World War – by the regional school board for Upper Austria. It was a courageous, far-sighted decision by the city of Linz in difficult times, which we can still be proud of today! The garden, planned by garden architect Rudolf Hirschmann, was extended to the west to 4.2 hectares in 1965 and is now one of the most outstanding gardens in Austria and Europe.Celebrate the 70th anniversary with us and enjoy the diversity and beauty of our plant collection! Free admission from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.!
The first flush of spring is over. Flowering dogwoods, shrub peonies and many perennials now dominate the garden. Drooping panicles of wisteria, columbines in all color varieties, and early blooming beavernell roses contribute to the attractive garden scene on Mother’s Day. Bluebells in blue and pink hues compete with the pale pink inflorescences of geraniums scattered throughout the garden grounds.
Master stove maker Sieglinde Schelch exhibits garden and utility pottery, which can be purchased on site.
Guided tours: 10:00 and 15:00
The members of the Upper Austrian Bonsai Club are again showing their most beautiful plants in the Botanical Garden this year. For two days there will be an opportunity to exchange ideas with experts and receive tips on caring for and training bonsai. The Upper Austrian Bonsai Club was founded in 1981 and currently has around 40 members. At the monthly club meetings in Linz, the members are not only able to exchange experiences, but also learn about the practical aspects of bonsai maintenance. the ooh Bonsai-Club has already presented its bonsai to a large audience several times with club exhibitions and at state horticultural shows.
Dr. Katja Hintersteiner leads the poisonous plant walk through the garden with a slightly morbid character.
Admission: € 8 (incl. admission to the botanical garden), no registration required.
The tomato is the most popular vegetable in Austria. Amazing, because the Paradeiser or the tomato, as it is called in Western Austria and in Germany, came to us in Austria only in 1873 with the Vienna World’s Fair.
With our webinar series “Garden Tip” you receive 2 times a week – every Monday and Wednesday at 18:00 – live fresh garden news from the “Nature in the Garden” experts.
Join in comfortably via PC, laptop, iPad or smartphone. The webinar room for the “Nature in the Garden” Garden Tip of the Day open for you from about 17:55. Please click on the word ENTRANCE DOOR and enter.
Or you can register for free by clicking on the word REGISTRATION with your name and email address. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the “Nature in the Garden” webinar room and a reminder email about 15 min before the live broadcast begins. In addition, you will also receive the access link to the post-show. This will be sent no later than the morning of the following day.
In the municipal green space, shrubs and hedges very often have the function of visual and noise protection or the structuring of green space areas. In addition, the leaves of hedges also filter pollutants and dirt from the air. In these cases, the pruning of shrubs serves the purpose of promoting dense branching in order to achieve these protective functions.
For a dense hedge, regular pruning is necessary once or twice a year. You should make sure that the hedge is wider at the bottom than at the top, so that the base of the hedge also gets enough sun. Ideally, the hedge should be trapezoidal in cross-section, so that it does not easily become bare at the bottom.
In the case of over-aged shrubs, old shoots are removed from the ground up during a rejuvenation pruning, so that younger shoots are given more room again. It is best to remove 1 – 3 old shoots each year, gradually rejuvenating the shrub. In this way, the hedge retains its natural growth habit. The thinning pruning removes branches that grow inwards or cross each other. This gives the shrub more light again.
For reasons of bird protection, late winter or early spring should be chosen for this work. Free-breeding resident birds such as blackbirds, long-tailed tits, and greenfinches begin nesting and brooding very early, weather permitting. Therefore, hedges should be left alone from early March.
– Species selection
– Pruning time
In our webinar, we will introduce the most important deciduous hedge plants with their characteristics and go into more detail about the advantages and disadvantages of evergreen and deciduous hedges. Afterwards, we will mainly deal with hedge pruning (pruning time, pruning method) and give exciting tips on plant spacing, fertilization and important maintenance measures.
Vegetables grown, tended and harvested together taste twice as good! The school garden is ideally suited for dealing with living nature in the classroom.
You will learn interesting facts about gardening at school and receive many practical tips on sowing, pricking out and successfully growing particularly well-suited vegetable varieties for the school garden.
There will be an opportunity to try out child-friendly methods of sowing and pre-cultivation together in a practical way. A list of easy-to-obtain materials will be sent in good time.
– Sow, care for & successfully cultivate suitable vegetable varieties in the school garden.
– Get to know possibilities for action-oriented lessons
– Try out simple methods of cultivation
The Zoom link to the training will be sent to you in good time before the event.
Target group Educators of the 1st-9th school level
Registration for NÖ Teachers via PH ONLINE:
Registration for other participants:
[email protected] oder +43 (0) 2742 / 74 333 – Veranstalter Natur im Garten GmbH