‘Garden rage’ and rules rock allotment idyll

‘Garden rage’ and rules rock allotment idyll

As more Germans seek respite from urban life in garden allotments, rows over noise, litter and use are shattering the tranquility of the 'green islands', sometimes with tragic results. As one murder trial begins in Trier on Thursday, The Local looks at the lush and not-so idyllic battleground of the allotment culture.

Single women ‘too much trouble’ for allotments

Single women ‘too much trouble’ for allotments

Visitors flock to Hamburg garden show

Visitors flock to Hamburg garden show

Young Bavarians steal hydrangeas for highs

Young Bavarians steal hydrangeas for highs

Allotments grow on urban gardening generation

Allotments grow on urban gardening generation

Urban gardening takes off at Berlin’s fabled airport Tempelhof

Urban gardening takes off at Berlin’s fabled airport Tempelhof

Gardening goes guerrilla in Berlin

Gardening goes guerrilla in Berlin

Hamburg mulling harbour gondola line

Hamburg mulling harbour gondola line

Urban beekeeping gets Berlin buzzing

Urban beekeeping gets Berlin buzzing

Hydrangeas go missing as ‘cannabis scenesters’ experiment with flowers

Hydrangeas go missing as ‘cannabis scenesters’ experiment with flowers

Wayfaring restaurant creates enchanted garden in Berlin

Wayfaring restaurant creates enchanted garden in Berlin

Neighbourhood feud ends in bloody weed-whacker attack

Neighbourhood feud ends in bloody weed-whacker attack

Man dies of lightning strike at garden show

Man dies of lightning strike at garden show