“Plants are my life,” says Regina Metzler-Mattes, owner and manager of the reGREENa nursery in Andelsbuch. We sit together beneath a large sun umbrella somewhere between the tree nursery and the vegetable field. Everywhere around us, the late summer hay is being gathered on the freshly mown August meadows.
“My mum used to grow all our own vegetables and my grandma had a big field where I was always delighted to help out. Even as a kid, being outdoors was my favourite thing.” So at the young age of just 23, the master gardener started her own business in 2012. It was the fulfillment of a childhood dream. “In the beginning, I selected my range of plants based on my intuition, and then tried to respond to all the customers’ wishes. Relying on my gut cost me a lot of money,” she recalls with a laugh.