I was fortunate that family members have close ties to this facility because of their own involvement in the extensive production and sale of pot plants and cut flowers in Germany. As a result I was invited as a honoured guest being an new family member from South Africa to be taken on a tour of this prestigous facility back in September 1997 that undertakes horticultural training as well as research into the suitablility and production development of mainly Rododendron, Erica, Conifers and various pot plants including Saintpaulia, Geraniums for the horticultural and nursery industry.
Erica and Caluna
vulgaris varieties planted in the form of a clock which tells the time
of year according to the variety in bloom
Main entrance of the Horticultural Training and Research Station Bad Zwischenahn
Over 1000 Rhododendron varieties being tested for the use of pre-emergence herbicides to control weeds with my mother, father-in-law and his brother who did his horticultural training at theHorticultural Training and Research Station Bad Zwischenahn
Automatic watering device at the Horticultural Training and Research Station Bad Zwischenahn