In the same area of the Netherlands where you can find the gardens and nursery of Piet Oudolf , the gardens of Voorstonden and those of Spaensweerd, you can also find the Gardens of Life of Groot Hontschoten.
These western gardens of life are designed in accordance with the Zen principle. When you enter the garden you are born again and then follow your path in life (there are many options) throughout the garden.
This path of life gives a whole new dimension to the garden experiences that you normally have. I was invited by some very good friends of mine, who know the owners of this garden very well and the garden too, to come and visit this wonderful garden. I had a very lovely day there, immersing myself in this garden, enjoying everything it threw at me. This garden comes highly recommended and they are open to the general public. More information can be found at their website. For my German garden blogger friends click here and for my English speaking garden blogger friends click here.
The pictures today were taken 2 years ago during the summer, in the blue part of the gardens of life. I have many more pictures of this wonderful and interesting garden and will post them at a later date.
Lord Illingworth: The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden.
Mrs Allonby: It ends with Revelations.