You don't have to be a nature lover to enjoy the Regional Garden Show (Landesgartenschau) in the Swabian town of Gmünd, which opened on 30 April and runs until 12 October 2014. The event emphasises the town's unique character through its theme: 'The Green Ribbon – new ties between town and country'. The area's distinct atmosphere and almost mediterranean lifestyle are successfully captured in the garden show's projects, its displays of plants and flowers and its green spaces. Water becomes an exciting element of urban design. For younger visitors there is also a park for games and events that is right next to the railway, plus a fascinating woodland discovery trail through the dramatic Taubental valley. A great place for a family day out!