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Restart of the Popular Berlin Perennial Market

06.03.2024

The Berlin Perennial Market is making a comeback! On April 6 and 7, 2024, the renowned market will take place amidst fields and orchards at Domäne Dahlem. Over 100 nurseries and vendors will showcase their high-quality green products.

At the start of the season, the market offers a wide selection of plants and garden accessories. National and international nurseries, tree nurseries, and seed companies present the latest plant breeds, native wild species, and historical varieties. Whether it’s alpine rock garden plants, drought-tolerant flowering perennials, or delicate shade flowers, perennial enthusiasts and hobby gardeners will find everything they need to fill their beds with high-quality perennials, create new plantings, or simply marvel at the impressive selection, expertise, and biodiversity.

The Berlin Perennial Market advocates for the preservation and promotion of garden culture, variety diversity, and plant quality, with a focus on sustainable production and garden design. The market provides qualified advice directly from the growers or specialized associations, along with the right plants and care instructions for home gardens, backyards, or balconies. The joy of gardening takes center stage, whether it’s ornamental beds or vegetable pots. Culinary delights are also ensured with Domäne Dahlem’s 100% organic gastronomy.

Until 2019, the Perennial Market took place in the Botanical Garden, which is currently unavailable due to major renovations. The nearby Domäne Dahlem is an ideal venue after the COVID-19 hiatus. The organizer of the 2024 Perennial Market is Domäne Dahlem in cooperation with the Runze & Casper advertising agency. The market management is as usual handled by the Strauchpoeten, and Gärtnerhof GmbH presents the market as usual.

Additional Information:

Berlin Perennial Market 2024 at Domäne Dahlem

Date: April 6 and 7, 2024

Opening Hours: 9 am to 6 pm each day

Location: Domäne Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Straße 49, 14195 Berlin

Entrances: Königin-Luise-Straße (Dahlem Dorf subway station) and Franz-Grothe-Weg (Podbielskiallee subway station)

Admission: 9 euros per person (pre-sale tickets available online)

About the perennial market

Natural growth
After more than two decades of Berlin perennial markets and almost 40 individual events, this motto applies both to the series of events itself and to the offer that the organizers make to visitors: plants as close to nature as possible – primarily perennials and woody plants – in diversity and richness of varieties. Everyday items of the best quality, rarities and treasures as well as valuable and sustainable products for home, garden and leisure.

One of the most prestigious markets
Our aim is to offer a wide range of advice and knowledge, to present the latest trends and proven know-how. Because we always want to meet the highest quality standards – and this in conceptual combination with the attractive venue – the Berlin Perennial Market has become a special brand and one of the most respected plant markets in Germany, popular with professionals and private gardeners alike. The necessary move in 2024 to the Domäne Dahlem will, in the long term, become a concept in which both Berlin venues alternate as hosts. The Botanic Garden, with its spectacular tropical house and extensive plant collections, offers a beautiful contrast to the rural, bountiful charm of the Domäne Dahlem city estate.

Our specialty: perennials. Perennials. Perennials.
On 1,000 meters of marrow, garden lovers will find selected „green treasures“ that are otherwise not or only rarely available in Berlin. Nowhere else does the guest meet more growers and family-owned horticultural businesses from all over Germany and neighboring countries united in one place. Nowhere is there more assembled expertise in perennials and woody plants, nowhere more experts in their field – and storytellers who are dedicated to their passion and bring with them many high-quality plants.

For the love of the environment
Step by step we work on our ecological idea. This concerns both site-appropriate plants (also with Bioland recognition) and nature-oriented garden care as well as ecological products for garden, home and leisure. Native materials are presented preferentially. We support peat-free gardening, organic fertilization and insect-friendly gardens. Our „Blossoms in Reusable Bags“ campaign was years ahead of its time. And when guests forget their own bags, we continue to keep reusable bags and boxes on hand. With the Plant Taxi and Plant Parking, we also offer guests the convenient service of temporary parking for the delicate plants they have purchased, so that their stroll can continue without worry.

Culture and information
The focus of our events is the gardener’s heart and the diversity of perennials. This beauty unfolds especially well in a beautifully designed environment. Thus, visitors will find beautiful and practical things for all the senses: handicraft treasures, delicious and healthy things, as well as inspiration for the mind.
Events and a wealth of information are offered on changing themes. Experts will be on hand to offer advice to our public throughout the market. Our idealistic partners such as nature conservation organizations and garden clubs offer deeper insights into their important work. For younger guests, there are creative play opportunities.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the market, the venue with its extensive paths unfolds its full potential as a source of peace and relaxation.

About the history of the market
The initiator of this market event was Vera Güls (†2008), who as managing director of Gärtnerhof GmbH brought the market to life and led it to success as an inspirational source and loving manager. Co-initiator is perennial master Uwe Peglow, who to this day assists the market in an advisory capacity and presents his special range of perennials. Anke Kuckuck was responsible for market conception, visitor promotion and cooperations for many years. After the death of Vera Güls, Clara Luckmann continued market management and press relations. Ivette Grafe and the Strauchpoeten took over market management in 2016 and still provide reliable organizational services to exhibitors.
In 2003, 10,000 visitors were welcomed for the first time. Since 2004, the perennial market has now been held twice a year – and a total of close to 30,000 people come year after year to get advice, inspiration and good care.
In this spirit, the nursery continues to support the market. After the Corona forced break, the team has expanded. From 2024, two new organizers (Domäne Dahlem as host in spring and Runze & Casper Werbeagentur GmbH) took over the organization. The format is presented by Gärtnerhof GmbH. Of course, the Strauchpoeten are also involved, because they know all the providers and logistical challenges.