German Schrebergarten

Hannover – Germany – Europe

Since the End of the 19. Century, there is a specific culture developing in Germany. The so called Schrebergarten. In every City there are certain areas existent, that are reservated for gardening purposes. Every Resident of the city has the possibility to rent a garden sector.
Since the 1950 Schrebergarten are under the prejudice of being bourgeois and narrow-minded because of their fastidious way of cutting their hedges and landing their beds.
But since a few years changes are visible. The old Schrebergarten-owners have to open up to a new generation: young families, hippies, different nationalities, students.
The changes visible in German Schrebergärten is giving an insite on the change happening all over Germany.

 

(ongoing project)