Herrenhäuser Str. 2, an der Ecke Burgweg/Haltenhoffstraße

Since 2009, the wooded garden of the Institute for Environmental Planning has been located on the university campus at Herrenhäuser Str. 2, on the corner of Burgweg/Haltenhoffstraße.

It is located on the former open spaces of the "Villa Maatsch", which was listed as a historical monument in 1997 together with a last piece of the old enclosure. The woody garden will soon be home to almost all indigenous trees and shrubs - apart from extensive groups of species such as blackberries - as well as selected ornamental trees and shrubs that are important for landscape architecture.

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    The woody garden offers students of landscape architecture and environmental planning the opportunity to acquire species knowledge directly on the university campus and to study the change of woody species during the course of the year.

    In spring 2009, with the help of student assistants, the existing growth on the long neglected area was cleared. In late summer, a new path system was laid out in the first construction phase and the planting of trees and shrubs began. Some of the material comes from the collection of native wild roses of the Department of Tree Nurseries at the Institute of Ornamental and Woody Plant Sciences and from the holdings of the Department of Molecular Plant Breeding at the Institute of Plant Genetics of Leibniz University. Further material, especially from the Rosaceae family, was supplied by the municipal tree nursery in Hannover.

    In spring 2010 the path system was completed in the second section.

    Since 2014, the collection of rose species growing wild in Germany (Rosa div. spec.) has been expanded and a stock of endemic milberry species (Sorbus div. spec.) has been established. Botanical gardens and scientific institutions bear a special responsibility for the conservation of the milberry species, some of which have extremely small natural ranges.

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