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  • Sunny fall festival with singer and songwriter Susann Karadah

    Sunny fall festival with singer and songwriter Susann Karadah

    We celebrated our autumn festival in glorious sunshine on the last Sunday in September as part of the Intercultural Week 2023. Numerous association members gathered in the gardens with family and friends in warm temperatures to celebrate the rich harvest after months of intensive work. As usual, a buffet with all kinds of drinks and…


  • Open-Air Cinema

    Open-Air Cinema

    The open-air cinema in the garden exceeded all expectations this year. Attracted by warm temperatures and above all dry weather, an estimated 100 people came to the garden to see “Rumba Therapy”. There was no dancing in the audience but a lot of hearty laughter. It was a wonderful evening. Many thanks to all guests,…


  • Open-air concert with Steffen Krafft: A warm summer evening full of music

    Open-air concert with Steffen Krafft: A warm summer evening full of music

    On a dreamy summer evening in mid-August, an outdoor concert once again thrilled all music fans in our garden when the talented Bayreuth pianist and songwriter Steffen Krafft presented an unforgettable concert experience. With his soulful voice and melancholic, playful pop melodies, Steffen Krafft captivated the audience right from the start. Under the open sky,…


  • Summer party in the garden

    Summer party in the garden

    With wonderful summer temperatures and surrounded by growing greenery and colorful blossoms, we invited all Bayreuth residents to the open summer festival at the beginning of July. As busy as the bees in our beds, we have really dressed up for it! A diverse program was set up in cooperation with the „Caredu“ initiative and…


  • Herbal walk and green Smoothies

    Herbal walk and green Smoothies

    The warm, sunny Saturday afternoon called for refreshment. We met in the garden to look for herbs together and rewarded ourselves with a delicious green smoothie. First, we learnt what is important in a green smoothie: it consists of fruit as a flavour carrier, liquid and green superfood wild herbs, which we collected together. In…


  • Start to the new Gardening Season at the Bondfire

    Start to the new Gardening Season at the Bondfire

    With a great evening around the campfire, we officially started the new garden year at the end of March. The rain disappeared right on time and everyone who came to the garden was rewarded with a beautiful sunset. To start, Amelie from Caredu, an initiative at TransitionHaus, entertained us with a game which shows that…


  • Autumn Festival at the Garden

    Autumn Festival at the Garden

    There is no bad weather, only wrong clothes! This was the motto of the autumn festival of the Gardens of Encounter on 25.09.2022. Many hard-working helpers prepared everything in the morning in bright sunshine for a beautiful afternoon in the garden. The tables were beautifully decorated with sloes, the clay oven was heated, vegetables were…


  • Open-Air Cinema at the Garten

    Open-Air Cinema at the Garten

    It is always a great pleasure to spend a late summer evening with open-air films, freshly baked breads, warm veggie soup, great drinks and the lovely Gärten der Begegnung community. In the evening of August 27, our annual Open-Air Kino event took place in our beloved location in collaboration with the Kino ist Programm e.V.…


  • Garden Concert with Adelle Nqeto

    Garden Concert with Adelle Nqeto

    On a warm summer evening of 22nd of July, the garden was filled not only with the sounds of birds and few gardeners exchanging gardening tips, but also a loud chattering – many locals and guest had gathered to listen to the singing of Adelle Nqeto.As she played the guitar and sang in her clear…


  • Welcome to our new web page

    Welcome to our new web page

    While our garden has been in hibernation, Isabelle, Philipp and Leonie have been busy redesigning our website. We are happy to present you the result of many zoom meetings during the corona winter 2021/22. You are cordially invited to explore the website! If you still find one or two bugs, we would be happy to…


  • Bike stands

    Bike stands

    In another great gardening move, five bike racks have been installed next to the entrance to the gardens. Now you can safely plug in your bikes on your next visit. Many hardworking hands have also cleared out the shed, repainted the shelter from the clay oven, cleaned the toilet block, mowed the lawn and weeded…


  • Starting the gardening season

    Starting the gardening season

    On 26 April we started the new gardening season together. The big building activity was the construction of a Benjes hedge at the entrance to the gardens. With combined forces and expert support from die Summer, the work went quickly. A lot has also been done on the communal areas and in the flower beds.…


  • Campfire and soup

    One afternoon in November, some hard-working volunteers lent a hand to work together in the garden for the last time this year. The last apples were harvested, the hedge was trimmed, the garden was made winter-proof and the construction of our bicycle racks was prepared. After the work was done, we ended the evening at…


  • Cinema Open-Air 2021

    Cinema Open-Air 2021

    In the framework of Umsonst&Draußen there was a cinema open-air in the gardens on 14. August 2021 in cooperation with Kino ist Programm e.V., showing the film BUTENLAND. Drinks were served and members of the Volxküche offered pizza baked in our clay oven. baked in our clay oven.


  • New board

    New board

    Our annual general meeting on Thursday, 12.08.2021, was a great event! It showed that it is important to very many members, to help shape and live our community. We would like to thank all those who were there, and also those who could not come but supported us with their feedback. Above all, however, we…


  • Winter Rest

    Winter Rest

    The garden is waiting for spring. Nevertheless, there is much to discover. Between the strawberry leaves, the yellow blossoms of the winterling peep out. The buds of the redcurrant are still tightly closed.


  • New raised beds

    New raised beds

    From various donations we were able to put up new raised beds in the garden, which will make the work easier especially for older gardeners.


  • Mice babies relocated

    Mice babies relocated

    In our community garden, where pesticide use is completely avoided according to our gardeners’ agreement, not only various plants feel comfortable, but also this family of mice. They have decided to raise their young in the raised bed box by the apple tree. However, we have carefully and cautiously relocated them a few centimetres further,…


  • Work on the roof III

    Work on the roof III

    In the meantime, there has been more progress with the extension of the roof. For example, a new larger metal gutter has been installed. Hopefully we will not lose much water in the future, even during heavy rains.


  • Spruce needle liqueur

    Spruce needle liqueur

    I made another jar of spruce needle liqueur. All you need is rock candy, grain schnapps and a portion of fresh soft green shoots of the common spruce (picea abies). The spruce is easily recognised by the fact that all the needles grow individually on a small brown stem (“hump”), which makes the twigs very…


  • Work on the roof II

    Work on the roof II

    Work on the roof has also continued in the meantime.


  • Flowers

    Flowers

    At the moment you can see a flowering ornamental quince and beautiful tulips in the garden. The top photo shows transplanted vegetables with small mounds of mulch. Cut grass and weeds are excellent for mulching because less water evaporates and less watering is needed. In addition, weeds are often suppressed. However, if you are afraid…


  • It has snowed!

    It has snowed!

    This is nonsense, of course. It hasn’t snowed, even if that does happen in April from time to time. But you’d think it had when you see the snow-white sloes in the hedge of the garden! If all goes well, there will be lots of blue berries to harvest next winter, which Christel will use…


  • Tile tunnel and plant identification

    Tile tunnel and plant identification

    I have handed over my bed at the big apple tree to Leonie and Steffi, who are already very busy and have built a small tile tunnel. The circled plant is perennial cabbage. The picture above shows an oatroot plant. Oatroot is an old vegetable flowers beautifully blue and has self-seeded on many other beds.…


  • Work on the roof

    Work on the roof

    The building project to renew and enlarge the roof is still in progress. Michael Kulzer laid the foundations to support the roof extension on 20.03.2020. Work will continue shortly.


  • Winter fire with stick bread

    Winter fire with stick bread


  • Sparda Christmas benefit campaign successfully completed

    Sparda Christmas benefit campaign successfully completed

    A total of 42,000 euros was collected for three regional institutions – recipients are Treffpunkt e. V. Nuremberg, Förderverein der Spiel- und Lernstuben e. V. Erlangen and the association “Gärten der Begegnung – Interkulturelle Gärten Bayreuth e. V.” – Successful cooperation of Sparda-Bank Nuremberg with the “Freude für alle” campaign of the Nürnberger Nachrichten newspaper…