A sea of purple

I took a couple of hours this afternoon to enjoy the nice weather, and drove to the botanical garden in Munich. I had been here once before a year ago or so, when all greenhouses were sadly closed due to COVID-19. Even without greenhouses, the garden was nice last year. Yet, I was a bit hesitant to go. I mean: I wrote a few days back that spring hasn’t arrived here yet. I was worried that I would be walking around in an empty botanical garden.

I was wrong!

In fact, the Munich botanical gardens seemed to be ahead of foggy and grey Freising. Plenty of purple and yellow on the forest floors. Very pretty. Here, spring was in full swing!

As a bonus, this time the greenhouses were open. I love tropical greenhouses. I could love in one. And the ones in Munich are very tidy and well-managed. Unfortunately, they closed very early, so my son threw a tantrum because he couldn’t get in to see the pond turtles a second time. I guess we’ll have to come back for those soon!

Published by Robin Heinen

Father of two | Husband | Entomologist and Ecologist | Postdoctoral Researcher @ TUM | Traveler | Coffee Addict

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