The Old Kings Garden

D’Alde Coninckshof, The Old Kings Garden

 

Near Nijmegen, 20 km from the border of Germany, in a small village named Weurt, you can find a garden, 2 acres wide, surrounding a small farmers house back from 1876.

There  is also a Bed and Breakfast. For garden lovers a wonderful experience: breakfast at the pond  in a great garden!

 

The owners of the garden are: Claudia Roskam and Paul Schröder. Claudia, the designer of the garden, sketched in 1999 the plan of the garden, made the plants-schemes and planted the borders. Together they planted a lot of very special trees and shrubs. Nowadays  Claudia maintains the thirty borders, Paul trims the grass  and cuts the hedges.

 

Borders

The large garden exists of many borders with a special colour-scheme.  Furthermore you can visit the pond, a maze, a hosta-ditch, an embrace-hill, a meditation-circle, a tunnel of beechwood where you can stumble across the devil and the dark pine wood. See the many photo’s. You’ll find a different atmosphere in the silver gravel-garden. Only with silver leaved plants. There is a lot of light and warmth. And in the grass border grow  many grasses and prairie plants from America. Both the gravel-garden and the grass-garden are examples of low maintenance gardens.

 

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