NATURE EXPERIENCE SPACES

“Via Botanica” The Path of Narcisses

Construction time: 2002 – 2009
Place: Lellingen, Luxembourg
Lenght: 7,5 km
Developer: Ministry of Environment,
Administration of Waters and Forests,
Nature conservation, District North

Initiative and coordination: Paul Kremer,
Administration of Waters and Forests,
Nature conservation, District North

Concept and artistic interventions: Alan Johnston
Landscape interventions: Maja Devetak

Via Botanica – a diferent educational circuit

The Via Botanica carries you across one of the most beautiful and typical valleys of the Luxembourgish nature. The area of Lellingen is known for its vegetative diversity being the only native soil in the Grand Duchy for certain plants (red list). In spring, the daffodils and the pulsatilles attract many visitors. The natural educational circuit comprises a footpath long 7,5 km with 25 poetic and natural settings. Didactic, functional and creative elements inter-flow and emerge into a harmonious agreement with nature. Discrete seating structure, integrated in relief and made out of greywacke stone of local origin invite us to rest, observe and draw. Daffodils verses engraved in flagstones enable us to rediscover poetry. The stone reliefs integrated in the undulating walls and the stone seats inspire all the family to go in for a play to (re)discover nature.