An inspirational garden in Paris

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.

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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.

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The new Elswout forecourt plan

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…

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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…

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On gradual loss

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?

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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?

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Keukenhof ‘replaces’ 180 year old beeches

In an attempt to revitalize the layout and to ensure visitor safety, de Keukenhof is ‘replacing’ 180 year old beeches in an avenue. While they’re at it, they seem to create something de Keukenhof has never witnessed before. Or…

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In an attempt to revitalize the layout and to ensure visitor safety, de Keukenhof is ‘replacing’ 180 year old beeches in an avenue. While they’re at it, they seem to create something de Keukenhof has never witnessed before. Or…

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Old habits never die?

The replanting of an island at Broekhuizen was done in a ridiculous manner, showing how bad execution can ruin good ideas. The good thing is that it won’t be visible anymore in a few years time.

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The replanting of an island at Broekhuizen was done in a ridiculous manner, showing how bad execution can ruin good ideas. The good thing is that it won’t be visible anymore in a few years time.

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