"The trees are huge and lush, light green."

 

Lush green in the Tiergarten
Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book DrumLush green in the Tiergarten - Credit: Susannah Worth

 

Decoration on a building in Berlin: Frühling (spring)
Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book DrumDecoration on a building in Berlin: Frühling (spring) - Credit: Susannah Worth
Trees growing up around an old water tower, now converted into flats, in the fashionable Prenzlauerberg district
Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book DrumTrees growing up around an old water tower, now converted into flats, in the fashionable Prenzlauerberg district - Credit: Susannah Worth

When Anna Funder returns to Berlin in 2000, she realises she has never been there in springtime before and is delighted to be greeted with sunshine and foliage. In fact, around one third of the city is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes.