Webinar Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 17.00 hrs

The “Gartenwerkstatt” is Europe’s largest community rooftop garden. It is located on the roof of a municipal high-rise garage and has about 50 members who have organized themselves as an association. It is a project worth emulating for climate protection and urban greening, supporting biodiversity, strengthening neighborhoods, and revitalizing unused spaces in Vienna’s densely built-up urban area.

Margarete Eller is one of the members. She originally graduated as a spatial planner and long ago also completed an apprenticeship as a gardener – but no longer practices either profession, 

Like most of the members, she lives in close proximity to the garden. In this lecture she will introduce the Gartenwerkstadt: Idea, origin, structure, working methods and will be available for questions and suggestions.

Zoom link: 


Meeting-ID: 986 5862 9048

Code: 422459

If you are unable to attend, the lecture will be available on the Biotope City Journal Youtube channel. If you subscribe to the youtube channel, you won’t miss anything, you will be informed about every new lecture to be re-listened to !

Please make a note in your agenda of the following lectures: 

Tuesday, September 26, 5 p.m., 2023, 17 hrs

Increasing building energy efficiency by means of facade greening

Wiebke Niels, University of Cologne

Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 17 hrs

Fire protection with facade greening

Dr. Dieter Werner, Testing, Inspection and Certification Body of the City of Vienna, Head of the Building Physics Laboratory

This webinar series is a cooperation between the Foundation Biotopes City, the Institute for Landscape Planning (ILAP), the Institute of Engineering Biology and Landscaping (IBLB) of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences  Vienna.