This is definitely one of the coolest places I got to visit recently: the Pflanzenrettung in Berlin Tegel. I received a little heads-up about this cool place by Heilke & Thomas from Parus Paper and Igor and I decided to go here straight from the airport before our Berlin booklaunch. The owner Andreas wasn't there, but we called him and he received us for a lightning fast 5-minute visit. I quickly snapped a few pictures because this was a plantnerd's dream!
The Pflanzenrettung in Berlin is a plant rescue service that picks up plants from all over Berlin and brings them to Tegel. Andreas places them in the garden and in a big hangar. Plants that become too big and outgrow the owner's apartments, or plants that are about to be thrown away, "old" office plants, plants that are used for temporary events: Andreas picks up all of them and gives them a new life. The plants that he collects, can be rented for events and sometimes he sells them too. Also, you can bring him your plants during your holiday or in the winter when your plants need some extra light or care. Like some kind of "hibernation-service"!
In the big hangar it's a jungle! At the moment there are not too many plants, according to Andreas, but in a few weeks it will be full of plants again.
So much leafy goodness, can you spot that big rubber plant in the middle? So much taller and more interesting than any Ficus elastica that you could pick up at the garden center. I like plants with character!
Outside it's cactus & palm heaven with wild creatures that are so much prettier than the perfect plants in regular garden centers:
Mini pots for big tall cacti:
I wish there was a plantrescue here in France too… or maybe I should start one myself hahaha.
I kind of fell in love with this slim blue-ish cactus plant on the right 😉
Pflanzenrettung /// Gabrielenstr. 14 /// 13507 Berlin-Tegel /// Andreas Frädrich: +49 30 200 540 50