Despite her career and all the glamour and glitz, Elke Sommer has always remained a „child of nature“. She is a true expert when it comes to mushrooms and herbs and her garden in Holmby Hills is filled with the most magnificent flowers and the most exotic orchids.
Her inner connection to everything that is alive and grows and blossoms greatly exceeds what is known in the United States as “a green thumb“. Elke Sommer can take a two-inch cutting that is dangling in a glass of water, and turn it into a plant so vigorous and voluminous that the winter garden has to be redesigned.
On the next page you will find a collection of private pictures as well as very artistic, official photographs, which were attempts to capture Elke Sommer as a part of this nature that means so much to her.