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Dutch Garden Design

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For the last 40 years the Dutch have been at the forefront of very interesting pubic natural planting designs.

I came across this municipal area on the site of a busy road in front of some apartments near Narden Bussom just outside Amsterdam.

The key elements are large swathes of single species planting linked together with other swathes of differently coloured and textured plants.

Perhaps it is a little too bright and tacky on the eye but cycling past this every day would give you a lift.

The benefits of this style is that it gives the eye a place to relax into and it creates ribbons of movement that give a musicality to a landscape, working especially well in an urban setting.

Also it is very low maintenance!

By |2019-03-28T18:33:46+00:00January 10th, 2017|Blog, Plant Combinations|Comments Off on Dutch Garden Design

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In 2006 I formed Glorious Gardens, gathering together skilled practitioners to offer not just design but implementation of these designs and maintenance packages where we could look after the gardens once we had created them. Throughout my career I have designed gardens to inspire people with the heart aching beauty of nature, with shapes, colours, moods and proportions to pleasure the body and calm and delight the mind. I am also an artist who works with colour and abstract shapes and I bring this sensitivity to the 4 dimensions of a garden. I am very good at listening to clients and I’m able to draw out the essence of what a client wants for their outdoor space.