berlin - princess garden

An oasis of calm: lunch on produce grown on site, under the trees

This community garden grows strawberries, herbs, potatoes in crates and baskets and recycled guttering. The constructions look like contemporary sculpture, except useful. Wander around the square and marvel at the ingenuity, then order a home-grown vegetarian lunch from one of the cabins. We had fennel and potato gratin on the benches under the autumn leaves.

(See the video  here.)

Prinzessinnengarten: Moritzplatz, Prinzessinnenstraße 15, 10969 Berlin; U-bahn: Moritzplatz U8

Where next? Crafty? The superstore Modulor on the other side of Moritzplatz has everything you could ever want: it is a stationery emporium, full of sketchbooks and pencils and kits for very reasonable prices.

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