At the International Garden in Bonn, many gardeners are enjoying a successful harvest - picking and cooking the vegetables and fruits of their labour.
Only the deep orange calendula blossoms are of medicinal use
Although one gardener has been using her plot for a different purpose. Angelika Stauder, the German wife of Amar Kaistha, has spent the summer growing a variety of medicinal herbs and flowers.
EuroVox takes a tour of Angelika's plants, discovering the natural remedies used to solve everyday aches and pains.
Interview: Laura Spurway