Rural idyll in the capital: From now on sheep will keep the meadows short again in the Charlottenburg Palace gardens.
After good experiences and encouragement from visitors last year, horned Gotland sheep are grazing the meadows of Charlottenburg Palace gardens this season again, the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation announced. On Tuesday, 30 April 2019, about 50 animals arrived and took on the first meadow areas. The sheep will stay until November. Visitors are not allowed to enter the fenced in meadows or feed the animals.
The foundation sees the use of the animals as a "contribution to practical nature conservation", as it was called. Monitoring will clarify the extent to which grazing has a positive effect on the diversity of animal and plant species. The gardens had been grazed earlier in its history, but not in the post-war period, it was said last year. The garden was created from 1695 by Sophie Charlotte, the wife of Friedrich I.
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