Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Feeling Blue

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.
Oscar Wilde


Kylee said...

That's just lovely, Yolanda Elizabet. I love blue flowers. Thanks for sharing! I look forward to seeing the rest of the gardens!

Gotta Garden said...

Blue benches! Yes! Beautiful garden, what a pleasure it must have been...so, what did you learn about the path you took?

Are there other color themed gardens as well?

And, more to look forward to! Oh good!

KC MO Garden Guy said...

I love to use bluw accents in my garden also. Up until now I have just used blue pots. But a blue bench would be nice too. Thanks for the ideal. These are great pictures!!

SchneiderHein said...

I love blue colours in the garden. Really lovely photos.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Hi all,

Kylee, there will be more on this garden soon.

Gotta Garden, now that would be telling, wouldn't it? ;-) And yes there are different colour themed gardens there as well.

KC, Painting your front door and the garden seat the same colour is a good idea. Then use pots in the same colour as well.This creates harmony in your garden and is easy on the eyes.

Silke, I like blue a lot too.

Bert said...

Very inspiring garden, you will come at rest there. Again very nice pictures which cath the atmosphere very well!!