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Check out the show that's all about connecting people to nature. Walk around the engaging exhibit, take guided tours or join the exciting workshops with renowned guest speakers.
Landscape designer and Plantsman Piet Oudolf opens his private gardens for visitors during limited times of the year. His busy travel schedule, according to his wife Anya, doesn’t allow much time for puttering and experimentation in their gardens. Though the retail nursery no longer operates as such, remnants of the selected plants remain. The enclosure of Yew hedging provide a private and calm background for the riot of perennial colour within. Seed heads, flowers and grasses all mix for an expert combination of texture and colour, at its best during the fall months.
More information and other projects can be found in his new book Landscapes in Landscapes, written with Noel Kingsbury.
Every ten years, since 1960, the Floriade creates a garden Expo in a new Netherlands location. This 66 hectare site showcases plants, products , technology, and futuristic trends of the Horticultural industry. On my third Floriade visit, this country location proved to be outstanding in its construction, innovative layout and of course, spectacular gardens. Small enclosed gardens, large public spaces and gardens created from other participating countries provided a variety of sights and sounds to enjoy. The cable car over the park was a favorite place to view the mass plantings, and rest your feet !
Here trees are being prepared with stands in order to move into a natural looking forest.
Beds were filled with mulch then shrubs and perennials were installed. The Armour rock border gave a natural shape as well as providing some planting depth for the shrubs.
The 120 feet of rain collection pools were designed by the architect to provide reflection from inside, as well serve their main purpose to conserve water. At the entrance , a beautiful glass sculpture by Paula Van der Mey complemented the natural theme.
To provide a musical sound, a trio of copper rain chains were used in place of a traditional downspout.