Da im Winter mein Garten ruht, möchte ich in den nächsten Wochen mit dem Vorstellen der verschiedenen besuchten Gärten in Belgien weiterfahren. Heute ist “De Wiedenhof” von Herrn und Frau Laureys dran, ein langer, relativ schmaler privater Garten (150 m x 25 m) westlich von Antwerpen.
There still is winter rest in my garden and therefore I’d like to continue with presenting some belgian gardens that I visited last summer. Today it’s “De Wiedenhof”, the garden of Mr and Mrs Laureys, a long and relatively narrow private garden (150m x 25m), West of Antwerpen.
The length of this garden is even intensified due to the clever architectural garden design and all the calming green colors of the plants in the front yard.
At first sight the garden looks quite formal, almost severe with all
the exact trimmed hedges – sometimes even in double completion as in the picture below – geometric gardening rooms and topiaries, but when
looking more close you’ll see the skillful choice of plants and colors and the fine grading of them so that the whole gets a soft “effect”.
There are two parallel lawn paths, each about 90m long with borders which certainly look different in each season.
Behind the box hedges we could also discover some vegetable plants.
In July, the time of our visit, hemerocallis, roses and phlox were the protagonists.
A shadow garden at the end of the whole garden is the last “room” with mainly hostas and fern.
The lush planting gives the impression of being a big forest garden, which in fact wasn’t the case.
A short glimpse across the fence to the neigbour’s garden.
Zurück auf dem Graspfad stelle ich mir den Garten in den anderen Jahreszeiten vor und bin überzeugt, dass er zu jeder Zeit seinen Reiz hat. Dieses Gartenbeet hat sicherlich im Frühling seinen Höhepunkt mit den vielen Helleboruspflanzen.
Strolling back to the entrance and reflecting about the plants in the garden, I’m convinced that this is a perfect garden for all seasons. The above gardenbed e.g. certainly has its peak in Spring when all the hellebores are flowering.
A last glance at the garden as it starts raining again.