Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Gardens open to the public
It's almost two weekends ago that I visited several open gardens for the event 'Verborgen Tuinen' in Rotterdam. The event is held over the weekend and you can visit gardens throughout the city. A friend and I chose the northern route and visited several gardens in Kralingen and Hillegersberg.
Some gardens were formal, others more park like, some had an amazing view and there were one or two romantic gardens as well. What I enjoyed most was the enthusiasm of the garden owners. How much fun it is to talk to kindred spirits.
To me one of the highlights was the visit to the allotment complex Blijdorp. On that complex more than twenty gardens were open to the public. There was a small brocante fair and you could buy plants and vegetables. You could even take a guided tour, in which they would tell you all about edible plants and herbs that grow in the wild. It was good to see what others made of their allotment gardens. I was very much impressed and came back full of ideas. Hopefully the organization will allow more allotment complexes to take part in the event next year!! Let me show you around some of the gardens.............