The Netherlands’ largest and most beautiful Garden Idea Park – Appeltern chose a design of my practice DGJ Architects & Landscapes as hommage to Vincent van Gogh.
The garden information park Appeltern has been laid out in a way that will give you inspiration and help you with your own garden. A walk through the 23-hectare park is an experience for all your senses. The quiet, the space and the nature ensure a great day out. You will return home full of ideas.
The garden design by DGJ Architects & Landscapes is conceived as a three dimensional living painting to walk through. Inside several elements of the work of Van Gogh are reflected. The characteristic ‘brushstrokes’ are represented with lushly growing spike-shaped flowers of perennials form the biological urban nursery Groenehelden.com . Through the use of perennials the Garden shall change it’s image throughout the two garden seasons of 2015 and 2016.
The endless and timeless character of Van Gogh’s work is expressed with this changes and a ∞-shaped path.
In the loops of the ∞ there are two chairs that seam not to work in perspective. These are referring to the famous painting ‘Slaapkamer’ form 1888. Visitors may sit on these chairs – but they shall not be comfortable.
‘De Tuinen van Appeltern’ is in the countryside between the Rivers Maas and Waal. The next larger cities are Tiel, Nijmegen and Oss. It can best be reached by car. Auto.
The Garden Festival in Appeltern with 10 thematic gardens as homage to Vincent van Gogh starts May 14, 2015. Other events will follow throughout the season.
On 29 July 2015 it will be exactly 125 years since Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) died. The Van Gogh Europe Foundation, a collaboration of around 30 organisations is seizing this opportunity to honour the Dutch artist under the theme ‘125 years of inspiration’.
De Tuinen van Appeltern
14 May Official Opening of the Garden Ferstival
19 September 2015 ‘Het Gouden Potloot’ Garden Design Competition
March – November 2015 & 2016