Category: Gardens

The Oranjewoud estate – An oasis of peace
Gardens, Travel

The Oranjewoud estate – An oasis of peace

Last weekend my parents took me to a place I hadn’t been anymore for nearly 30 years, but which we visited several times when I was a child. A place with a royal history. We have to go back to the year 1676 when Albertine Agnes – daughter of Frederik Prince of Orange and his […]

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Queen Charlotte’s Cottage – Kew Gardens
Gardens, Travel

Queen Charlotte’s Cottage – Kew Gardens

In Kew Gardens in Richmond, London, Great Britain, you find all kind of buildings. One of them is Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, a cute cottage, that looked very lonely and abandoned when I was around in July 2006. It was closed and there was no way to have a look inside. I am not sure if […]

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A Royal Palace in the Snow
Gardens, Travel

A Royal Palace in the Snow

Last week Winter visited the Netherlands. Temperature just around 0°C during the day, and just below at night here in the north of the country. Some snow, mainly wet, thus slippery roads in the night and early morning. It must have been somewhat colder in the middle part of the country, as they had more […]

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The Herrenhäuser Gärten in Hannover Palace of Herrenhausen
Castles, Gardens, Travel

The Herrenhäuser Gärten in Hannover

If you ever visit Hannover you shouldn’t miss the Herrenhäuser Gärten, especially not in the Spring and Summer. The place where Prince Ernst August von Hannover Jr and Ekaterina Malysheva today will hold a reception after their wedding in the Marktkirche in Hannover is a beautiful place. I have no idea where in the gardens […]

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A Garden Dedicated to Princess Diana
Gardens, Travel

A Garden Dedicated to Princess Diana

This year we are commemorating the 20th death anniversary of Diana, Princess of Wales. At the Kensington Palace in London you can’t only see an exhibition with some of her iconic dresses (more about that later), but there is also a new temporary garden in the grounds of the palace, dedicated to Diana. The gardeners […]

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Spring! Flowers in the Garden of Het Loo
Gardens, Travel

Spring! Flowers in the Garden of Het Loo

It was a bit early for a look at the garden at Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, on Saturday 25 March, but it was well worth it. The weather was absolutely gorgeous for this time of the year. Not really warm, but very, very sunny with a bright blue, almost cloudless sky. The […]

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Summer at Palace Het Loo
Exhibitions, Gardens, Travel

Summer at Palace Het Loo

On Saturday 20 August 2016 I visited Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn once again. The palace is always worth a visit when there is an exhibition, or even more. And due to a foot/ankle injury I hadn’t seen the ones of the Summer of 2016 yet. And I really was only just in time, or […]

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The King’s Tree at the Noordeinde gardens
Gardens, Travel

The King’s Tree at the Noordeinde gardens

On the occasion of the inthronisation of King Willem-Alexander on 30 April 2013 there was a project by the “Stichting Nationale Boomfeestdag” (Foundation of National Festival of Trees) and the “Koninklijke Bond van Oranjeverenigingen” (Royal Society of Orange Societies). All over the country “koningsbomen” (King’s trees) were planted and Dutch municipalities were stimulated to plant […]

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