Freitag, 4. Oktober 2013

Garden festival - British style...

Ladies and Gentlemen!
Hi folks!

Welcome to the Royal Garden Festival at Wolfsgarten Castle near Langen, Hesse, Germany.

This year's central theme of the garden festival was "English Gardening".

No wonder that Lissy, err, sorry, Elisabeth II was among the guests in the wonderful park of Wolfsgarten Castle.

 But let's focus more on the wonderful late summer florets many exhibitors brought with them.

Purple Echinacea...

...and the red variant.

These pink beauties should be of the Anemone hupehensis species.

Black-eyed Susan / Rudbeckia hirta "Indian summer" !?!?!?

Guests from Japan: Tricyrtis hirta, the toad lily.

Physalis alkekengi - and many other names for the lantern plant:
Bladder cherry, Chinese lantern, Japanese lantern, or Winter cherry; Japanese: hōzuki

Finally: a golden Echinacea and...

...Actaea racemosa, the fairy candle or black cohosh, black bugbane or black snakeroot.

Ooops... the end of the festival I even discovered the everlasting Prince of Wales, HRH Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor, in the buggy of this very British lady from the first photo...

Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen, for stopping by and for accompanying us straight through the park.


  1. Interesting series of images.The toad lilies are fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy weekend!


  2. Beautiful flowers and I love the fun shots from the festival. They made me laugh.

  3. Those ladies of slightly advanced age are a gem and certainly made me smile.
    Loved your guest friend orchids as well.

  4. Loving the pink flowers!

  5. Tons of fun, but it's the flowers that do it for me. Such brilliant images!

  6. Oh how fun! I really love the variety of echinacea photos, wonderful details! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

  7. This looks like awesome fun! love the costumes, and the flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  8. The last photo makes me smile :)
    Enjoying all beautiful blooms. Wonderfully captured.
    Thanks for visiting :)

  9. Wonderful pictures of flowers!!!
    I must smile about the last photo,too.

  10. All your pictures made me smile ... great, thank you!

  11. such beautiful flowers; the masked people made me smile

    much love...

  12. Such a fun collection of photos. Adore the wonderful art of the toad lilies and those masked characters are gorgeous.

  13. Eine tolle Gartentour! Und die reizenden Damen sind herrlich und originell. Schoene Photos ….Danke