The days are getting shorter, the dahlia garden is getting more colourful!
Between the goose meadows and the old cherry tree, around 80 varieties of dahlias, our flowering wonders, are smiling at you at Michaelshof. Not only we, but also the many bees, bumblebees and insects love the unfilled dahlia flowers, where they find nectar and pollen. Flower after flower they form, sprouting in abundance in all imaginable colours and shapes. Yes, the abundance. A breath of paradise. The splendour of colour, a reminder of the wealth hidden in the human soul. The chaotic growth in the green herb: flowing-juicy, pure life – and yet shaped in enchanting ways.
The Aztecs saw the dahlia as a symbol of the sun and called it the “water bulb flower”. Today it is the national flower of Mexico. Thank you, dear Alexander von Humboldt, that 200 years ago, while exploring the volcanic crater of Jorullo (Mexico), you also took some dahlia seeds!
Dahlias make an autumn walk a colourful experience – come by and dive in!
The outdoor area of our café is reopened
Sitting comfortably in a wicker chair under the white umbrellas at large tables and enjoying something delicious – since June 15 this is finally possible again. The Café am Michaelshof has reopened for you – for the time being only in the outdoor area. We are happy to spoil our guests as always with coffee, cakes, ice cream and savory food, often from our own production. The new opening hours are:
Monday – Friday
8am – 6 pm
8am – 6.30pm
Sunday & holidays
9:30am – 6.30pm
You don’t need a test, but we will continue to collect guest data, via mobile app or on paper.
Please continue to observe the currently applicable safety rules and our signs on the grounds of the Michaelshof. See you soon for a delicious cake in Sammatz!
Our WAGEN – now in Sammatz as well!
Our food truck is now selling at the Michaelshof! From now on, you will find burgers & fries, cheese, bread and other Sammatzer delicacies every Sunday from 12pm to 6pm in the smaller parking lot in front of the Arche-Hof!
‹Der WAGEN› provides even more culinary enjoyment in Sammatz and at the same time helps us to implement a reasonable security concept. With the café, a separate ice cream counter, the farm store and now the food truck, there are four spacious outlets for to-go food – that means fewer lines and smaller crowds.
“Do you know where your food comes from?” Since last year, our food truck has been to Lüneburg’s weekly market, spoiling the city with regional Demeter products made in-house – in one half of the colorful wagon – and delicious street food in the other. The delicious organic burgers are a must-have – and, of course, available to non-meat eaters as well.
“We love organic food!” On that note, enjoy!
From 30 April: Café am Michaelshof to go
Since 30 April our café is open again in to-go mode. Just in time for the tulip season and a hopefully warm May, we will again serve you our cakes, pies, ice cream and coffee. Please see the new opening hours:
Monday – Friday
2 to 6 p.m.
12 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday & holidays
12 a.m. to 6 p.m.
All organic. All delicious! A new hygiene concept will ensure a safe ordering and payment situation. You can enjoy your orders at the familiar 50 m distance from the café – e.g. on one of our many benches along the garden paths. In many places, a great view of hyacinths, daffodils and the first tulips awaits you.
Please observe the safety rules at the café and the other measures currently in force. And then see you soon for a delicious cake in Sammatz!
Tulip season in Sammatz
The cold weeks have delayed the start a little. Now the first plants are opening their flowers. Soon – as every April and May – Sammatz will again offer spectacular sights. You might expect to see tulip-covered landscapes like those at the Waldsee and in the other garden areas in the Netherlands – and in any case rather in a garden magazine than here ‘on our doorstep’.
With the blossoming of the slender beauties, spring finally begins. In the gardens of Sammatz, wherever you look, they shine above the still hesitant spring greenery.
Due to the current pandemic situation, our tulip festival will not take place. But it’s still tulip season – come and take a tour and marvel!
On the weekends of 1 & 2 May and 8 & 9 May we hope to invite you to visit the garden and enjoy coffee and cake to go, including tulip sales from the farm.
Come by, it will be colourful here!
Open/Closed. Michaelshof in lockdown times
The Café at Michaelshof is closed until 14 March. Most recently, we still provided refreshments for determined garden visitors at weekends and ‘to go’. Now we are taking a break. In two months – when crocuses, hyacinths and other early bloomers populate the gardens again and the health situation has hopefully eased a bit – we will be back in the café. In the meantime, we are already working on new cakes!
The farm shop has a clear hygiene concept and is still open during regular opening hours. (Mon – Fri 9:30 to 12 am and 3 pm to 6:30 pm, Sat & Sun 10:00 to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6:30 pm). We also offer delivery service and pre-orders – feel free to ask Caro on 0170/9214385 how this works!
The Arche-Hof farm is open all day as a place to experience sustainable organic farming and species-appropriate animal husbandry, as long as current regulations allow you to visit. Just like the Gardens at Michaelshof, which on some days now have their own special winter magic and here and there are already heralding spring with the first snowdrops!