The Botanicum serves for research into, and preservation of the authentic planting of Nolde’s garden. It is here that the foundation’s gardener propagates all cultivars for the garden. Plants such as nasturtiums, marigolds and candytufts are retained and propagated by way of self-seeding. Emil Nolde’s garden re-creates itself anew again and again, so to speak.
One section of the Botanicum is accessible to visitors, and in addition to cuttings from the unique apple variety “Renette von Seebüll”, or the “Nolde Rose”, one can also acquire geraniums, borage, oriental poppies, various herbs and numerous other annuals or perennials that also grow in the Nolde garden. Thus you can take a little piece of Seebüll home with you for your own garden or balcony.
On the Garden Tours Andreas Weber, Foundation gardener, explains the remarkable propagation program in detail.