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    Zeller-Mörike-Garten

    Zeller-Mörike-GartenEmminger Straße 4272202NagoldBaden-WürttembergDeutschland

Aphrodisiac Garden: A Yard for Intimacy, Botany and Health

Ornamenta’s "Aphrodisiac Garden" in Nagold's Zeller-Mörike-Garden is a public and inclusive pleasure garden. It celebrates a variety of sexual practices and provides a space to honour marginalized or lesser-known forms of intimacy. The historical pharmacy garden in the town of Nagold now includes six themed herbal beds. These beds cover topics like sex boosters, love potions, orgasms, and gynaecology. 

French landscape architect Céline Baumann, in collaboration with the regional non-profit initiative Q-Prints and Service Pforzheim, added these to give new insights into ideas about intimacy, botany and health. The German Naturopathic Association supported the group in compiling a list of the arousing herbs and plants as well as their applications. The garden features a new  'Green Room’, a labyrinthine space formed by hedges, serving as a stage for sensual encounters and playful seduction. Discreet interventions in the greenery, such as variously sized holes, encourage visitors to engage in voyeurism. The "Aphrodisiac Garden" is a place where solitary wanderers can comfort their inner feelings. It is open to the public to use and host events like weddings and picnics, but also welcomes performances, dinners, and queer movie nights. 


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Works

  • Aphrodisiac Garden

    • Céline Baumann
    • Q-Prints Soziale Gärtnerei
  • 11 July - Aphrodisiac Picnic with Herbal Walk

    • Leon Heinz
    • Céline Baumann
  • 20 July - A Cultural Farmer's Market

    • Tamarind Rosetti & Stephen Wright
    • FARM group
    • Sonnenwald Community
  • 07 September - Gathering in the Aphrodisiac Garden 03

  • 21 September - Gathering in the Aphrodisiac Garden 04

Locations

Contributors

  • Céline Baumann
  • Deutscher Naturheilbund e.V.
  • FARM group
  • Leon Heinz - Gastronautic Society
  • Q-Prints Soziale Gärtnerei
  • Queer Space Pforzheim
  • Sonnenwald Community
  • Tamarind Rosetti & Stephen Wright