„Natur im Garten“

Natur im Garten

In 1999, the state of Lower Austria launched the "Natur im Garten" environmental movement. The experts support people and communities in designing and maintaining their gardens and green spaces in an environmentally-friendly way.

The idea of natural garden and green space management is based on three core criteria:

  • no synthetic chemical-fertilizers,
  • no synthetic chemical pesticides, and
  • no peat

Different natural garden elements, as well as the natural management of the garden, make a garden diverse, create habitats for a colourful flora and fauna, and create space for a balanced natural cycle. Thanks to the "Natur im Garten" environmental movement, Lower Austria has developed into an ecological model country in Europe.

Over 16.800 private gardens in Lower Austria have been awarded the "Natur im Garten" badge for ecological garden maintenance: they thus set an example of ecological gardening and active environmental protection. Around 70 percent of the communities in Lower Austria use organic plant protection methods to maintain their green spaces.

Comprehensive range of services

The "Natur im Garten" services include advice on the "Natur im Garten" phone line and in the regions, the ORF show "Natur im Garten" being filmed at DIE GARTEN TULLN, brochures, the "Natur im Garten" magazine, and specialist books, as well as an extensive range of training and further education courses. Festivals and events provide fun and excitement in Lower Austria, the home of ecological gardens.

„Natur im Garten“ show gardens

Show gardens as living exhibitions are an essential element of "Natur im Garten". Lower Austria is home to 93 “Natur im Garten” show gardens, which attract more than 3 million garden enthusiasts from all over Europe every year and showcase the wide variety of ecological design possibilities. More than 160 "Natur im Garten" partner companies offer advice, services, and a selected range of products for natural gardens and help you make your own garden dreams a reality.

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