This private garden in Haarlem features a front garden with an array of blue flowers, dotted with a few red highlights. Except in winter they cloak the garden in blue throughout the year: blue and purple tulips, allium bulbs and irises in spring; geraniums, verbenas and lavender in summer; larkspur, fennel and lavender in the fall. In summer the blue hues are enlivened by a handful of red poppies, in fall by bright-orange nasturtium. The back garden consist of a beautiful wooden fence, flagstone paving and several plant areas. The flagstones form both narrow paths and wider surfaces including a terrace. The blue fence consists of vertical wooden slats of varying size. White and soft pink flowering plants such as hydrangea, gaura and anemone alternate with foliage plants such as bamboo, hosta, ferns, fatsia and acanthus. The result is a true urban oasis.
year of design: 2009
location: Haarlem, The Netherlands