BLUE WONDER: BLOSSOMING SCILLA IN HANOVER
On Lindener Berg, the second-highest elevation in Hanover, a carpet of millions of small blue flowers heralds the start of spring. The Siberian squill, whose Latin name is Scilla siberica, dominates the former cemetery. In the middle of the park, surrounded by blue flowers and moss-covered trees, there is a pavilion from Hanover’s heyday, making it an especially picturesque setting. The Siberian squill flowers are hugely celebrated every year – but the dates of the Scilla Flower Festival on Lindener Berg can only be announced at short notice, as bad weather can delay flowering.
Blooming marvellous from late March to July
How to get there: Take tram 9 to Lindener Marktplatz then walk another 10 minutes up the hill. Or you can take a pleasant 40-minute stroll over the Leine, through Calenberger Neustadt and the trendy Linden-Limmer district.