We'll meet in my beautiful canal house. I have a small courtyard garden full of orchids and shadow plants, vertical and hanging planting. I have a passion for all kinds of gardening and Amsterdam has some great examples. Through many years of trial and error, I've learned a lot about gardening and on the way, I'll share my knowledge. We'll make sure everyone is comfortable cycling in a group and make a green tour past guerrilla gardens, floating gardens, community plots to see some of my favourite balcony gardens, boat gardens and onto my own allotment, an oasis, in Amsterdam Noord. A slow bike ride. This is a gardeners paradise! I've created a well established 'tropical' garden. Here we can exchange our gardening knowledge, get our hands dirty or see and relax watch the frogs and salamanders in the pond and listen to the birds. Here we will have a lovely picnic made with fresh produce, locally sourced. I will provide you with my Urban Gardeners Map of our journey as a nice reminder.
For 15 years I have cultivated my 'tropical' garden in Amsterdam Noord. I also have a shadow loving courtyard in the city and a hot 'front' garden. All kind of spaces have their challenges and possibilities and I love that! I'll share my gardening and Amsterdam knowledge as we cycle by gardens I know. We'll relax in my secret allotment. I work the garden in a sustainable way. I use only solar power, all waste is composted. I'm an artist and gallery owner for 25 years. I'm also a highly experienced teacher, and I love to teach. A lot of my work in based on nature.
picnic from local produce Drinks, tea, coffee
Urban Garden Map + seeds
My home is a great example of how 'secretly' green Amsterdam is with a hidden courtyard. I know the best balconies, the people with the flower pots, the most beautiful tree-lined streets. We'll cycle to my allotment via a 'green route' through East Amsterdam, just 30 minutes away in Noord. It's a private garden complex where many people have a 'cabin' on a plot of land. It showcases how many Amsterdammers are also amazing gardeners.
最多可供8位年滿3歲的旅人參加。 Guests must be able to cycle for a (total) of one hour.
sun block, rain coat depending on the weather
Bring suitable clothing, a water bottle & sunscreen if necessary. There is a swimming place if its warm, so bring swimsuits, and towels. You bring your own bike. Message me if there's no availability.
Bike via Urban Gardens to Picnic Spot