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Regular readers of this blog know that your Road Trips Gardener considers butterflies as fluttering flowers (of course, they’re privileged visitors to gardens as well).
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Rhododendrons in Bremen

Submitted by on February 27, 2015 – 8:07 amNo Comment

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By Bremen Tourism

From the end of April to the beginning of June, more than 2,000 varieties of rhododendron and azalea transform the 46 hectares of the Rhododendron Park in Bremen, Germany, into a riot of color.

This tremendous collection of plants, unparalleled on the European mainland, has always been a magnet for visitors young and old. The months of May and June are traditionally considered to be the main flowering period for the many varieties of rhododendron.

The less hardy varieties of this colorful, woody shrub can already be in full bloom in February if kept in frost-free greenhouses. The botanika display greenhouses in Bremen’s Rhododendron Park are home to a collection of non-hardy rhododendron that is unrivalled in central Europe.

The majority of the plants that can be seen here are in full bloom in the months of March and April. Visitors can immerse themselves in the nature of the Himalayas, Borneo and Japan and in the culture of Asia. Covering an area of 800m², the interactive “Discovery centre” with its spectacular multimedia displays provides a hands-on experience with lots of fun.

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