botanika – the green science centre
Explore the fascinating world of plants and discover the most exotic parts of Asia, learning more about Far East cultures.
Discover the regions where rhododendrons grow wild: at the botanika green science centre in Bremen's Rhododendron Park you can go on an expedition of Asia, from the Himalayan mountains and the tropical rainforests of Borneo to Japan. Try out the fantastic multimedia exhibits in the new discovery centre and wander through the lovingly arranged displays in the greenhouses. Experience the culture and nature of indigenous and exotic habitats at close hand and learn fascinating facts about how biology and the environment are connected. Immerse yourself in this exotic world.
Symbol of peace: a Buddha for Europe
The Japanese Garden at botanika has a new attraction: the European Peace Buddha. As part of an initiative by the Dalai Lama, every continent is going to receive a Peace Buddha. The first one, in Asia, was dedicated by the Dalai Lama in Jayanti Park, New Delhi, in 1993. Since August 2017, the second Peace Buddha has been located at botanika in Bremen.
The gilded bronze statue is intended to serve as a symbol of peace for everyone rather than as a place of worship. Each Peace Buddha should be protected by a roof. In Europe – for the time being – it is that of the greenhouse which contains the Japanese Garden at botanika. The plan is to construct a separate building for the Peace Buddha, which will be adjacent to the Japanese Garden, at a later point.
from 15 persons €9.50 per person