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Botanical Garden Munich

Burst of Buds – Early Spring at Munich’s Botanical Garden

Every year I am desperately awaiting spring. I am not a winter person. Not at all. Ther perfect year for me would be spring – summer – autumn – spring. But unfortunately there is this unconfortable, cold and dark season that I spend mainly waiting for warmer, brighter times. Spring itself is very interesting, especially from a botanical point of view. On one hand everything is waking up and all these different colours appear. On the other hand, there are so many things that indicate that all plants are still in a state that allow the focus on small details. These details vanish as soon as all the flowering and leave-growing begins: buds. During my studies in forestry at university we had to learn all the different buds of trees and shrubs. This was necessary to be able to identify these plants during winter. That was the time when I first realised how different buds look and how detailed they are designed by nature. I know this sounds a bit nerdy right now, but everybody …