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Maria Sansoni
Flora Mediterranea,
Königsgütler 5,
D-84072 Au.
Tel. 08752-1238
Fax. 08752-9930

German-Speaking Countries Branch of the MGS
                           (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

Many owners of holiday homes in Mediterranean countries have very similar questions:

  • Who takes care of the garden while we are away?
  • Can German gardening ideas be applied exactly in southern countries?
  • Which plants are suitable for the climate?
  • How does one deal with the poor soil of the Mediterranean with its sometimes very high pH values?
  • And above all: how does one deal responsibly with that precious commodity, water?

Maria Sansoni(-Köchel) can be contacted by members of the Mediterranean Garden Society who live in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is happy to answer questions. She would like to be able to  provide a contact between people who are of a similar mindset and might live near one another. She would also like to provide information in the form of newsletters.

Viele Besitzer von Ferienhäusern in mediterranen Ländern haben ähnliche Fragen:

  • Wer versorgt den Garten während der Abwesenheit?
  • Können deutsche Gartenideen 1:1 auf südliche Länder übertragen werden?
  • Welche Pflanzen passen zum Klima?
  • Wie umgehen mit kargen mediterranen Böden mit teilweise hohem pH-Wert?
  • Und vor allem anderen: Wie geht man verantwortlich mit dem kostbaren Gut Wasser um?

Maria Sansoni(-Köchel) ist Ansprechpartner für die Mitglieder der Mediterranean Garden Society, die in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz wohnen. Ihr Wunsch: Verknüpfungen schaffen (manchmal wohnen Gleichgesinnte nicht weit entfernt vom eigenen Domizil) und Informationen in Form von Newslettern liefern. Ausserdem ist Maria Sansoni(-Köchel) jederzeit für Fragen offen.

Branch Head
Maria Sansoni(-Köchel) has been running a nursery for mediterranean plants in Germany since 1983, has written books about growing them in conservatories and indoors and in 2010 was awarded the Hans-Bickel Prize for horticulture. After practical experience as a gardener she studied Horticultural Science at the University of Weihenstephan. Nowadays a lot of television spots are made with her and her plants. She lives near Munich, and has three sons, the oldest is 23 and the youngest 14.
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