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After enjoying the colorful, open courtyards of the Herrenhauser Berggarten, my niece and I followed a short path into a brick walled courtyard to view an exhibit of fuchsias.There were at least 100 different varieties of fuchsia on display as hanging plants, standard trees, or just in the ground.  Here are some of my favorites.

This is “Beacon Rosa”:“Deutsche Perle”:“Empress of Prussia”:Here is “Walz Jubelteen.”  Notice that its flowers face upwards, rather than hang down:Tiny fuchsia, microphylla!

 

 

 

 

 

 

A corner filled with hanging baskets:  And finally, an orange tree! The Berggarten extends far beyond the courtyards and greenhouses we had time to see; my niece has promised to visit again and send me pictures of the Steppe Garden, Wildflower Meadow, and Prairie Garden.  There’s even something on the map labeled “Paradise.”  I am curious whether it lives up to its name!

I hope you enjoyed this virtual tour of the Herrenhauser Gartens.  If you ever find yourself in the vicinity of Hannover, Germany, you will not regret spending a long afternoon there!

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