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Enjoy September at Mainau Island

Dear visitors,

in September, autumn begins and a very special atmosphere can be felt on our Flower Island: The leaves of the deciduous trees in the Arboretum and the Lakeside Garden gradually change colour and shine in the most beautiful autumn shades. Different plants bear their jewel-like fruits and over 10.000 dahlias in more than 260 varieties ignite a colourful floral extravaganza. Twelve of the exhibited dahlia varieties are also contenders for the title „Mainau Queen of Dahlias 2022“. In the next four weeks, you will be able to cast your vote at the digital dahlia election and choose your personal floral queen of autumn.

Moreover, now is also the time when the gardeners and garden designers plan and prepare the next spring season. Therefore, starting on 10th September, we will be hosting the first Mainau Flower Bulb Market in the foyer of the Butterfly House. Get creative and compile your individual mixture choosing from a wide range of flower bulbs and, by doing so, create your personal flowerbed artwork for your home.

Speaking of artwork: Creativity and art were also important when it came to hairstyles, cosmetics and hygiene in the Baroque Age. This is why this year‘s autumn exhibition in the Palm House will revolve around the topics „Wig, Powder and Perfume“. Have a look and stop by from 23rd September.

Enjoy discovering the colourful autumn season on Mainau Island, we look forward to your visit!

Countess Bettina Bernadotte                          Count Björn Bernadotte

Managing Directors Mainau GmbH

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