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Why the Germans love their allotment gardens

August 12, 2020

Urban oasis or stickler's paradise? Meet the Germans presenter Rachel Stewart takes a peek inside a German "garden colony" to talk nature, gnomes — and the all-important rule book.


A neat patchwork of allotment gardens can be found all over Germany. This week on Meet the Germans, Rachel finds out why there are so many hobby gardeners here — and why they have a bit of a reputation.

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. Every two weeks she explores a new topic — from beer to nudity to complicated grammar.

You'll find more from Meet the Germans on YouTube or at dw.com/MeettheGermans.

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