Garden Futures
Designing with Nature

Exhibition programme


»Garden Futures« – Guided tour at the Vitra Design Museum (DE)
Starting from 7 April 2023: Regular tours in German
on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
12 pm, Vitra Design Museum

Tours in English upon request
Inquiries and bookings:

Oudolf Garten – Guided tour at the Vitra Campus (DE/EN)
Guided tours in German:
7 May  5 November 2023, on Sundays and National Holidays, 11 am, Vitra Design Museum
Guided tours in English:
6. May 4. November 2023, in Saturdays, 11 am, Vitra Design Museum


Green Eating – Guided Tour and Dinner
SPECIAL (DE) | 19 August 2023
6 pm, Vitra Design Museum

On the guided tour through the exhibition »Garden Futures« and the Oudolf Garden, you will discover new garden concepts promoting sustainability, wellbeing, and biodiversity. The tour is followed by dinner on the terrace of the Depot Deli, where you will have the chance to taste the fruits of gardening. If you arrive early, why not drop in at the Soapmaking Workshop?

€ 75.00 per person

Artful Wilderness: How to plan a perennial garden
SPECIAL (DE) | 7 September 2023
In cooperation with Wüstenrot Foundation
6 pm, Oudolf Garten
7 pm, Vitra Schaudepot

Many visitors to the Oudolf Garden on the Vitra Campus feel inspired to plan a garden of their own. Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf relies on perennial, often selfpropagating plants. After a walk through the Oudolf Garten, gardener Carola Ziereisen will explain how its unconventional design matches the innovative choice of plants. During an exchange at the Vitra Schaudepot, she will talk about developing and caring for the garden, and also give helpful tips for planning your own perennial garden.

Free admission, registration:


Drop-In Workshop: Make Your Own Soap
In Cooperation with Weleda 
Saturday | 19 August 2023 
2–6 pm, Vitra Design Museum 

The Sumerians of southern Mesopotamia were the first to produce soap in the third century B.C. Since their time, many different methods for producing this solid fat-based cleansing agent have evolved, often using flowers and herbs from the garden to impart their fragrance. Make your own soap in this family friendly workshop! Soap granules and dried flowers are provided. In collaboration with Weleda.

Free admission, registration not required

Living Sculptures 
Saturday | 9 September 2023 
10.30 am, Vitra Schaudepot

Willows provide the material for traditional wickerwork like baskets and chairs. But what if the woven withies send out roots and leaves? What if our home and garden decorations come alive? Product designer Katharina Berger shows participants in this workshop how to weave sculptures and objects from locally sourced withies. Planted in pots or garden beds, they soon begin to grow. 

€100.00 per person 

You can find all information on the exhibition here.