Tuin Zander Naam

Formal garden with Tulipa 'Pink Impression', Tulipa 'Pink Diamond', Tulipa 'Rosalie', Tulipa 'Violet Beauty' and Narcissus 'Bellsong' - © Elke Borkowski/GAP Photos

Formal garden with Tulipa ‘Pink Impression’, Tulipa ‘Pink Diamond’, Tulipa ‘Rosalie’, Tulipa ‘Violet Beauty’ and Narcissus ‘Bellsong’ – © Elke Borkowski/GAP Photos

This garden, started as a hobby with troublesome soil is now popular with visitors.

In the early nineties, Frank Thuyls and his friend started their garden project ‘Tuin zonder Naam’ in Liessel, The Netherlands. The sandy soil was a problem, so loads of horse manure given by nearby farmers was necessary to improve the poor soil. The garden was started as a hobby as they had a passion for flowers and nature. They created 10 garden rooms each with a theme, divided by hedges and perfectly clipped topiary.

Topiary in garden shaped from Buxus sempervirens - © Elke Borkowski/GAP Photos

Topiary in garden shaped from Buxus sempervirens – © Elke Borkowski/GAP Photos

Now the garden is well known and attracts many visitors every year, artists are exhibit their work in the garden, with different exhibitions several times a year. The different colour schemes in the garden are also repeated in the spring bulb planting. Visitors enter the garden by the first garden room known as the the pink garden, backed by beech hedges where in spring flowering pink tulips such as ‘Pink Diamond’, ‘Rosalie’ and ‘Pink Impression’ are feature.

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