Karl Foerster Garten – The Unfamiliar Pioneer

It was a trip to see my old friend Gerhard and time on my hands that led me to the Karl Foerster Garden in Potsdam-Bornim a short train ride from Berlin. It’s a journey that can easily be combined with … Continue reading

Sanssouci, Potsdam, Berlin – an Agrarian Versailles

Sanssouci Palace from the Great Fountain.

No description of Sanssouci would be complete without reference to Louis XIV’s great palace and garden landscape at Versailles. This was such a statement of power, splendour and taste that even 30 years after Louis’s death, diminutive copies were still … Continue reading