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Archive for December, 2011

It is by no way restricted to Limburg, it happens all over the country: perfectly well developed trees are cut down in forests, avenues and woodland gardens because… the species involved are not ‘local’. In this particular case many specimens of what we call Amerikaanse eik (American Oak, or Quercus rubra), are removed from the […]

The sudden cutting of trees at Duinvliet and Elswout in Overveen might show I was right about the early landscape layout of part of the garden – which partly consists of the now disappeared Sandenhoeff.

Statues dated 1866 made me think about how that section of the gardens at Saint-Cloud related to the 1870 destruction of the castle by fire. It must have been an early renovation of the Le Notre layout.