After attracting admiring glances in many major cities worldwide, BIG has finally conquered Germany's capital this summer, supplying flower power in Berlin.
On a perfect summer day in August BIG Begonia was ready for its photoshoot. Large containers were specially supplied and planted for this photoshoot in front of the Reichstag, near the famous Brandenburger Tor, and at the Siegessäule. Planning this photoshoot required quite a bit of patience, since special permits of the Bundestag were needed for each of the photo locations for security reasons. Special thanks go to Volmary GmbH - BIG young plant production - and Rosengut Langerwirsch, who cultivated the BIGs and also handled the transport to Berlin for the Benary team.
BIG Begonias in front of the German Reichstag
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Employees of and visitors to the Bundestag were thrilled by the prolific blooming, the size and the beauty of the BIG begonias. Tourists from all over the world shot selfies with the BIGs – the Reichstag in the background. Matthias Redlefsen, Managing Director at Benary, and Thomas Oppermann, Vice President of the German Bundestag, straightforwardly initiated the planning of the planting of BIGs around the Bundestag for the coming summer.
Dr. Matthias Redlefsen, Managing Director of Benary, and Thomas Oppermann, Vice President of the German Bundestag, discussing best places for BIGs in the Reichstag garden.
BIG around the world
Since BIG was introduced, the series has captured more and more of the global market: from China and Russia to Europe, the US and South America. All around the globe BIG is one of the most popular begonias of its kind. Its multi-purpose use and easy maintenance make it so popular, according to the breeder.
BIGs are disease-tolerant, cost-efficient and adaptable. They thrive anywhere from full sun to full shade, in different climates and soils, and stand out in every location.
Left: BIGs with the Brandenburger Tor in the background; right: BIGs in front of the Siegessäule