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Take a rare plant from the Grund to your garden
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Take a rare plant from the Grund to your garden

13.05.2016 From our online archive
Seeds of rare native plants from the Cloister Garden in the Grund are harvested and distributed free of charge: it's part of the work done by the City of Luxembourg to safeguard the plants over time.

(NG) If you're ever strolling along in the Grund, you may have noticed the gardens across from the Neumünster Abbey.

But did you know that this garden is dedicated to the conservation of rare native species? And that you can get seeds of these species to plant in your own private garden?

It's part of the work done by the City of Luxembourg to safeguard the plants over time. The garden is called the "Klouschtergaart" (or Cloister Garden), located at the foot of the Bock promontory, and the microclimate there is especially favourable to the native plants, which become more resistant there. 

The seeds are later harvested, and some are available for distribution in the hopes that others will reintroduce traditional plants in private and school gardens alike.

Where and when

If  you're interested, you'll have to act fast: seed supplies are, of course, limited.

Here's where you can pick up the seeds, free of charge:

  • Villa Vauban on May 21, 12pm-6pm
  • At the Cloister Garden, located at the end of rue Plaetis in the Grund: May 27, 10am-1pm

For those without a green thumb but who are still interested in checking out the gardens, tours are also available on June 24, July 15 and August 19 between 11am and 1:30pm.

Visit www.vdl.lu for more details.

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