What blooms when?
During a visit to Nolde’s Garden you are immersed in an incomparable sea of colour which blossoms in a different colour for every season. The height of summer, from mid-July until mid-August, is the most intense blooming period, and displays the greatest variety of forms.
The historic garden consists of around 500 perennials, some of which are very old. Between the perennials are various annual and biannual summer flowers. The best-known perennials found in the Nolde Garden are the oriental poppy, delphinium, iris, primrose, peony and lupine.
The tree population in the garden is also noteworthy. The woody plants that are domestic and location-typical such as poplar, willow, hawthorn and mirabelle were put in by Nolde not only as striking design elements, but also to maintain and promote the garden’s micro-climate. They serve, depending on their height and location, as windbreaks or to provide shade, and therefore are an important part of the hydrological balance system.
Among the many crop-trees – such as pear, plum, quince and mirabelle – there also thrives the rare apple variety “Agathe von Klanxbüll”, and the variety that can only be found here “Renette von Seebüll”. In Seebüll Emil Nolde created a garden that is an artwork, a little piece of carefully-designed nature, which in the midst of North Frisia’s marshy landscape, resembles a grand painting.
THAT BLOOMS IN June
In June: Oriental Poppy
In early summer the poppy dominates the garden. In vibrant orange, lush deep red or tender pink, the over 50 perennial poppies glow as they did during the lifetime of the painter, who took great joy in their varied colours and immortalized them in numerous watercolours and paintings. After the poppies have bloomed their seed pods remain standing on the stems, for the seeds must ripen within the elegantly shaped poricidal capsules. Strong gusts of wind catapult the little poppy seeds out, sowing the next crop. In the Botanicum and the Museum Shop, hand-harvested poppy seeds from the historic Nolde Garden can be purchased for your flower beds and flower pots at home.