Tulln blossomed at its first garden festival in 2015

Blooming gardens, glittering parties and artistic garden worlds: Tulln, the Garden City, showcased its own impressive set of gardens and parks in 50 garden events from 10 to 19 July 2015. For the first time all the garden experts in Tulln – from GARTEN TULLN and the leading nurseries to citizens and clubs – joined forces to carry out this large-scale garden festival project coordinated by the city of Tulln. It involved a comprehensive lineup of themed events.

 

The symbolic center of the festival was a blossoming “Garden Stage” specially installed in the main square and fitted with urban furniture to encourage people to stop and linger. This Garden Stage was designed by Kramer & Kramer, garden architecture specialists from Zöfing. Many locals and guests took the opportunity to tarry, eat or relax in this green setting in the heart of Tulln.

 
Garden adventures for lovers of the good life and active individuals

Garden adventures for lovers of the good life and active individuals

For active individuals, gartenFESTWOCHENtulln offered a full program in the midst of impressive landscapes and green spaces. They could choose from a tractor ride through a nursery, yoga in the garden and boating in the Danube wetlands to climbing the highest trees and producing their own honey. Ample attention was also given to culinary aspects. The many participating restaurants came up with specials, set menus and events that made many a mouth water.

 

 

 
Art worlds and garden knowledge

Art worlds and garden knowledge

But this festival did not revolve solely around gardens. After all, when nature and culture team up, extraordinary things can happen. For instance, Donaulände became an art space, outdoor exhibitions and concerts delighted guests and projected lights transformed city hall into a gesamtkunstwerk, a total work of art. At other events, knowledge was the focal point. In lectures, seminars and guided tours, people were given practical tips and tricks for their own gardens.

 
Tullnites opening their private gardens to the public

Tullnites opening their private gardens to the public

Not only businesses and clubs took part in this garden festival; many private individuals also did. Tullnites have a special attitude toward well-tended parks and gardens. Their commitment and their own gardens have contributed to Tulln's reputation as the Garden City. Fifteen proud garden owners in Tulln therefore opened the gates to their own private green oases as part of the garden festival. Up to 100 visitors per garden took this opportunity for a close look at these private oases. The visit was a special experience in combination with a bike ride with the Xandl Schmidhammer, the “Wild Gardener” and city gardener Mario Jaglarz.

Participants

Der Floh, GARTEN TULLN, Donaupark Camping, Egon Schiele Museum, Gartengestaltung Neuhold, Gärtner Starkl, Heeresflugsportgruppe Habicht, ISA Chapter Austria, Kanutouren Tulln, Kramer & Kramer, Fa Kreitl, KUNST|FORUM|TULLN, Kunstwerkstatt Tulln, Lebenszeichen-Netzwerk, Lilias Welt, Hubertus Mayerhofer, Natur im Garten, Praskac Pflanzenland, Restaurant s’Pfandl, Restaurant Zum Roten Wolf, Roman Museum Tulln, City of Tulln, stadt.hafen2, Staniek Baumpflege, Andreas Spornberger, Sportunion Tulln, Tagtool, TullnKultur, Zoubek Blumen
Private gardens: Baumgartlinger, Czernoch, Frischauf, Geiger, Kratochwil, Kukla, Liebhart, Nausch, Renner, Schmidhammer, Spornberger, Starkl, Weber, Zickler