Koln Flora is one of my favourite places in Cologne. It is a beautiful public park on the left of the Rhine and I never fail to visit it at least once a month when I am in Germany. A gorgeous Art Deco building occupies the center of the park and it is home to over 10,000 species of plants. Though populated by mostly local plants, the hothouses of Koln Flora breed many exotic blooms, and in early springs, they become a feast for winter-sore eyes. This year, most of these hothouses were under construction and the park flaunted indigenous spring blossoms instead.

Flowers at Koln Flora this spring

This winter in Germany was very hard for me. Rain, dim weather, and cold nearly withered my life essence the life, and I spent long, gloomy exhausting days. Thus when spring arrived all of a sudden, I welcomed it with a sigh of relief. With the re-invigorating season, I blossomed into life once again, and off I went to Koln Flora to enjoy some flowers and trees. As expected, due to renovation works, the famous annual Camelia exhibition at the Koln Flora was cancelled, and instead, temporary walks were made for the visitors to enjoy some spring blossoms. There were masses of flowering cherry trees, Japanese cherry blossoms, and daffodils of all colours. Magnolias as large as fists bloomed in abundance and soft breezes sent rain showers of petals. The weather gods were on my side and the blue skies and the golden sunshine added to the spring beauty of the Koln Flora. Presenting a photo essay of Koln Flora in spring.

P.S – This blog post is part of the series called the Cologne Diaries, which highlights a new theme, emotion, and beauty of an expat life in Cologne. For more exotic fun, check out my Cairo Chronicles in the Expat Life category.

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