Een blik op Tuinenga’s kwekerij bij Dokkum

A recently restored painting of almost 2.5 meters long caught my eye the other day. Diving into the history of the portrayed area and identifying the owners of the nursery, I also spotted a garden owner who is well known in Dutch garden history. For now, there is little more than a tentatively interesting but frustratingly small connection between the two.

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Summary

A recently restored painting of almost 2.5 meters long caught my eye the other day. Diving into the history of the portrayed area and identifying the owners of the nursery, I also spotted a garden owner who is well known in Dutch garden history. For now, there is little more than a tentatively interesting but frustratingly small connection between the two.

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Squeezed between trees

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?

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Summary

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?

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