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Insect-friendly garden structures in urban areas are a benefit for people and nature. Native wild plants and microhabitats transform monotonous uniform greenery into small paradises of urban nature.


The nature-oriented inner courtyard, completed in spring 2021.

The nature-oriented inner courtyard, completed in spring 2021. © Stiftung für Mensch und Umwelt

Many native flowering plants enrich the old perennial beds near the houses and the new central ones.

Many native flowering plants enrich the old perennial beds near the houses and the new central ones. © Stiftung für Mensch und Umwelt

Flowering islands in large courtyards in the north of Berlin.

Flowering islands in large courtyards in the north of Berlin.

Flowering sun beds, right in front of the nose.

Flowering sun beds, right in front of the nose. © Stiftung für Mensch und Umwelt

Native flowering plants have been shown to increase biodiversity.

Native flowering plants have been shown to increase biodiversity. © Stiftung für Mensch und Umwelt

Urban front gardens can also be made insect-friendly.

Urban front gardens can also be made insect-friendly. © Stiftung für Mensch und Umwelt

Accompanying information boards explain the redesigns.

Accompanying information boards explain the redesigns. © Stiftung für Mensch und Umwelt

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