Bad Essen sets the stage for the State Garden Show 2010

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Logo Landesgartenschau Bad Essen
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Bad Essen (Essen vacation rentals | Essen travel guide) in Lower Saxony is a charming village with half timbered houses and proud to present the Landesgartenshow from the 23rd of April until the 17th of October 2010! All areas of the town and the nearby Ippenburg Castle will feature seasonal, colorful flowers and make a visit an outstanding experience for the whole family.

Bad Essen, the Varus-Region health spa town in the federal state of Lower Saxony, is situated in the Osnabrücker Land, at the German Framework Road and in the midst of the Nature Park Terra Vita.The historic center of the village with a church square, the old water mill and the Meierhof is characterized by a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere and is regarded as one of the most beautiful in Northern Germany. The famous Mittellandkanal crosses the municipality from west to east, with harbors in Bad Essen (Bad Essen vacation rentals | Bad Essen travel guide) and Wehrendorf. The Castle Ippenburg and the Ippenburger Gardens add to its beauty and set a perfect backdrop for the Landesgartenshow 2010.

Bad Essen will display style and ambiance during the State Garden Show in 2010.

From the 23rd of April until the 17th of October 2010 the whole municipality of Bad Essen will show off with its most beautiful colors and flavors. A sea of flowers, divided in different areas and themes, will amaze visitors and also give a lot of space to play and experience for the youngest guests. The around 7 hectare comprising Spa Gardens are currently carefully modernized and will host colorful show- and theme-gardens, play grounds, attractive art displays and a new Solearena, or graduation house, where you inhale the saline air, while walking around. Special kind of plants allow the association of a nearby ocean. Unconventional flower displays in the former indoor swimming pool will offer suggestions for home and garden decorations, leaving you with unforgettable impressions of flowers in all shapes and colors.

Castle Ippenburg and its gardens will present Gardens for tomorrow

Already since the past 12 years it annually hosts the Europe wide well-known festival Gartenlust und Landvergnügen, best translated with garden-delight and country-enjoyment. During the State Garden Show in 2010 it will unfold a kaleidoscope of special interest gardens. With the backdrop of the beautiful castle, classic and artistic displays will be shown with the focus on shrubs and summer flowers. On your way to the Ippenburg you will pass the Rose-Island. It is a meadow clearing, surrounded by old trees and water, giving you the impression of a foyer in a theater, with a rose bushes covered rondel at its center. The gardens of Castle Ippenburg are also the right place to rediscover the Kitchen Garden. A wide variety of fruit and vegetables are grown here in combination with roses and shrubs. The garden is surrounded by the old wall made of natural stones and also protects long forgotten or widely unknown plants. The small greenhouse is used as a garden kitchen throughout the Bad Essen Garden Show 2010.

The town itself, forests, meadows, the element of water and parks, everything will be connected in one truly outstanding display of flowers

Along the Mittellandkanal, the towns canal, new board walks and bicycle trails will connect Bad Essen with the town district of Lockhausen and Castle Ippenburg. The historical market square will host numerous events and shows on a special stage throughout the summer. The Serpentine Garden will receive a make-over and the Terrace Gardens will hold seasonal flowers, giving a Mediterranean ambience and leading to a higher situated garden, the Höhenparcours. Gardens by the water, is just one more theme and whatever you prefer, you will find it here in Bad Essen. No matter at what month you come during the Garden Show period, you will be stunned by the variety of seasonal plants and flowers with such amazing colors.

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Monika Petra

This travel guide has been written by Monika Petra.

In her own words: When children are born they receive certain gifts to put them to good use or not. In my cradle there must have been at least music and the curiosity for the world we live in. Luckily I could combine those gifts eventually. My live as a jazz vocalist guided me to see and experience many places in Germany and far beyond. As in my music I like to dive in the historical background of given facts, simply to understand the present. During my travel, my circles got wider and wider and since many years I am now living in Thailand, very interesting to say the least. I grew up in Paderborn, lived and studied Jazz in Cologne's Musikhochschule and worked a while in Bayreuth and Kulmbach. My travels throughout Germany took me to all major cities and small towns. It was the people and local differences, be it language, food, traditions and customs, which made it a lot of fun. When finally the wall came down, I was one of those in Berlin posing on the rests of it for the camera. Off course I took the first opportunity to rediscover the new but old states of Germany and finally understood the impact the wall had on all Germans and in regards to the worst part in German history. Being a German living abroad, I discovered in years what I value most about Germany. Rest assured it is a country of rich cultural background still alive today. I visit my home country regularly and stay in touch with my friends, even those back from school. Another thing I always felt passionate about is writing and sharing my experience and thoughts. The internet provides us all with a great opportunity to connect, tell stories, read and learn from others and grow as a global community.

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Location: Am Freibad 5, 49152 Bad Essen, Germany

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