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Rodin’s maples

Clipped trees in a revival 18th century garden are hardly remarkable. But when part of these trees are maple trees, it is clear that the landscape style has left a lasting mark on gardening.

A question: when did landscape architects start planting two trees close together on either side of a garden path, so the casual visitor feels the path narrows considerably?

I wrote about the rediscovered garden at Ramat Rachel (or: Ramat Rahel) earlier. The tone of that post was negative, not because of the find itself, but because a representation of what the garden might have looked like was created, that made no sense. All for PR-purposes. It’s OK to use an example from another […]

I suggest that a recent Michael van Gessel design for a garden in Amsterdam was influenced by a very similar garden feature in Parc André Citroën (designed in 1992 by Alain Provost and Gilles Clément). The same feature may even have inspired the design of the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, in Berlin.

Plans to reconstruct the forecourt of Elswout have been presented by Stichting Plein Elswout. I’m wondering what they’ll do with the large trees at the edges of the site…

The removal of trees around the Koepel van Stoop was probably a correct decision. But what about the follow-up? Is there any intention to replant the group of trees?

A 19th century mixed avenue consisting of horse chestnut and common lime. That’s all.

In the previous post I expressed my dismay about the abolishment of visually important elements in a Spanish park, after it was restored or renovated. But Spain is of course not alone in this. We have our own examples in Holland. A few years ago, for instance, things looked good for Duinlust, near Haarlem. A […]

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