Overlooked evergreens

Drawings showing garden scenes often reveal the presense of evergreen plantations, while these are not visible on maps or birds-eye views of the same garden (sometimes by the same artist). As we have much more maps and plans at our disposal – as a vital source – I now wonder how many evergeen plantations of significance we miss during our research.

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Summary

Drawings showing garden scenes often reveal the presense of evergreen plantations, while these are not visible on maps or birds-eye views of the same garden (sometimes by the same artist). As we have much more maps and plans at our disposal – as a vital source – I now wonder how many evergeen plantations of significance we miss during our research.

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The importance of looking ‘beyond’

The triple bridge (driepuntsbrug) does not seem to be confined to the Northern Netherlands after all. In fact, it may have originated abroad (*gasp*).

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The triple bridge (driepuntsbrug) does not seem to be confined to the Northern Netherlands after all. In fact, it may have originated abroad (*gasp*).

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Mixed avenue at Elswout

Another mixed avenue planted with evergreens and deciduous trees has surfaced, now at Elswout. This is, after Beeckestijn, the second design by J.G. Michael where such an avenue an be found. Coincidence?

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Another mixed avenue planted with evergreens and deciduous trees has surfaced, now at Elswout. This is, after Beeckestijn, the second design by J.G. Michael where such an avenue an be found. Coincidence?

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Box disease: different approaches

Box disieases force owners of historical gardens to look out for viable replaments. Different gardens choose different plants. The experience of historical gardens could well change in the near future.

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Box disieases force owners of historical gardens to look out for viable replaments. Different gardens choose different plants. The experience of historical gardens could well change in the near future.

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Ponder and Focus

The new art work or belvedere in the Overtuin of De Hartekamp is ready now. The design by Inbo has not stolen my heart.

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The new art work or belvedere in the Overtuin of De Hartekamp is ready now. The design by Inbo has not stolen my heart.

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Classical (garden) architecture

Some motifs that are passed on from classical architecture till this day are quite well known. Others are not so obviously classical. Here a small decorarive motif used in a bridge in Paris is traced back to a Roman mural dating from 30-20 BC. But a 16th century drawing shows that the motif was never really forgotten.

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Some motifs that are passed on from classical architecture till this day are quite well known. Others are not so obviously classical. Here a small decorarive motif used in a bridge in Paris is traced back to a Roman mural dating from 30-20 BC. But a 16th century drawing shows that the motif was never really forgotten.

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Replacements at Het Loo

Just over six years ago (oh, how time flies…) I wrote about a possible penalty for Paleis Het Loo for using too much water for their fountains, causing problems with groundwater levels in the surrounding areas. The main problem was a leak in the basin of the Venus fountain. Now,…

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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.

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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.

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