Since 1980 a group of rose lovers established the “Lëtzebuerger Rousefrënn” (Luxembourg Friends of Roses) to encourage the preservation of older varieties and the breeding of new ones. In 2014, a second association, the “Patrimoine Roses pour le Luxembourg” joined forces with them and their commitment to preserve the valuable cultural heritage of Luxembourg roses going back to the 19th century.
POST Philately was able to recruit Marianne Majerus, specialised in the depiction of gardens to illustrate the new postocollants.
"bongerten"or fruit gardens are a typical element of our cultural landscape. there is hardly another habitat in which nature conservation and land use are so ideally combined. in addition to many species of animals and plants, they are also home to another cultural treasure: a myriad of different fruit varieties. according to estimates made by the "natur&emwelt" foundation, luxembourg's "bongerten" contain around 600 regional fruit varieties.
post philately has issued a book of self-adhesive stamps showing the diversity of luxembourg's mushrooms.
there are over 2,500 different species of mushroom in the grand duchy of luxembourg. the humid and temperate climate offers the perfect conditions for mushrooms to prosper in the forests.
they are essential to the ecosystem as they recycle organic waste matter in the forests. they also help the plants and trees to absorb the minerals that they require.