Hortvs Peter Janke

Hortvs (Latin for “garden”) is the epitome of our company.

It simply summarizes what we care about.

Moreover, it stands for our gardenshop, where you find cut flowers as well as decorative and useful accessories for the garden during our opening hours. And it also denotes our perennial nursery, where we offer you selected garden plants and rare herbaceous perennials.

In the gardener’s paradise England I was given the honour of participating in the gardening of Mrs. Beth Chatto, the grande dame of English gardening culture. Inspired and spurred by these experiences, I arrived at the decision, that gardening on such a high level should be introduced to Germany too.

In addition to my garden planning, however, I wanted to create an own garden, which lives up to this idea.

Soon my first garden, which was only a relict of the former nursery of my grandmother Melanie Thomas, became to small for my gardening ambitions.

For this reason I moved together with my family In Mai 2005 and we found our new domicile as an overgrown washeland.

By now a garden has come into being according my ideas.

It consists of many different areas.

Thus, in a humid, almost boggy corner, we created a water garden with three natural ponds.

A large, sandy and dry field was turned into an all year round attractive gravel garden.

Ancient oaks and beeches shield the woodland garden.

An alley of formally planted Mediterranean cypresses guides the way to the house, which is flanked by a formal garden and other individual designed garden areas.

You are cordially invited to visit our garden during opening hours.

We very much look forward to your visit,


Peter Janke