we went to Wuppertal today. Wuppertal is one of the neighbour cities. Katja had to buy a few things at Hornbach, her favourite DIY-store. She had to make a new interior for her large rat cage.
Afterwards we went to the Botanical Garden. Wuppertal is situated, like the name already says, at the river Wupper, along a deep valley with the city centre in the valley itself, large parts on the steep slopes of the valley.
You can find the Botanical Garden on a very high point, overlooking the city centre in the valley. In 1890 it was a school garden first. Later, in 1908 a textile industrialist built his country house here, the "Eller'sche Villa". Later the Elisenturm Elisen Tower) was also built here, which is now the focal point of the garden. Since 1929 it is a municipal garden, open daily.
This is the Elisenturm.
First we entered the tower and enjoyed the fantastic overview.
Here you can see the new greenhouses, they were built in 2006.
We went to the greenhouses than. Here you can see plants from the warmer parts of the world, like palms.
We went into the garden than. I saw lots of pretty flowers and interesting trees, also the former country house.
This bed is showing typical plants of a moor area, also insect-eating plants.
I also saw a plant with vast leafs. The leafs were swinging with the wind.
Back home we helped to install the new things to the rat cage. I will show it to you soon.