In the Technik-Salon on 25 October 2019, under the title "Capital Gardens: Trendsetters in Garden Culture – Past and Present", everything revolves around gardens as designed nature.
Ideas for design are changing and are subject to trends. The exhibition "Herrenhausen and Europe – a garden network" in the Museum Schloss Herrenhausen currently illustrates this change. It shows large-format garden drawings from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, which the Hannover architect Albrecht Haupt compiled around 1900. The Albrecht Haupt Collection is an important special collection of the TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, which is being shown to the public for the first time in this form.
Today, trends spread fastest via social media. "Hauptstadtgarten" is the award-winning blog of Carolin Engwert from Berlin. She reports from an allotment garden which she cultivates with her family, she gives tips and instructions and conveys a sympathetically realistic picture of the efforts and joys of private gardening.
The history didactic Andreas Urban conceived the main exhibition "Herrenhausen and Europe – a garden network" in close cooperation with the TIB and dealt intensively with the history of Italian gardens since the Renaissance. The juxtaposition of historical and contemporary models for garden design also reflects a fundamental change in our relationship to nature.
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