OVER TUIN FARMHOUSE DE HOEVE
ABOUT FARMHOUSE DE HOEVE GARDEN
Tuin Farmhouse De Hoeve is aangesloten bij De Nederlandse Tuinenstichting
Tuin Farmhouse De Hoeve is accepted by The Nederland's Garden Soceity
Geopend .......... tijdens tuinevenement en voor groepen (min 6 personen) op afspraak
Open .......... on open garden days and with an appointent (min 6 people)
Entree ..........€6,00 incl. koffie/thee/lekkernij en rondleiding
Entrance .......... €6,00 incl. coffee/ tea/ biscuit or cake and guided tour
Lunch .......... eenvoudig lunch €10,00 op afspraak
Lunch.......... simple lunch €10,00, by appointment
Voor Nederlandse Tuinstichting donateurs is tuin bezoek gratis
Our garden is in the countryside so it's surrounded by fields and is about 1 hectare of land. We are lucky enough to have a number of old trees which adds height to the landsccape. I always think a garden says a lot about the owner and I notice that the older I get the more relaxed it gets ! I feel it should be allowed to do its own thing to a certain extent, it should look natural and not to cultivated. I love it if flowers self seed, this way the garden surprises me time and time again every year, one year some plants do better than others and the next year it will be another plant that steals the show. I am a pratical person, if the grass doesn't look great I'm not going to worry about it to much, if the moss takes over in a few places that's fine with me, moss is green after all,
it seems a waste of hours, frustration and energy to try and rectify it every year again and again !
I am slightly less keen on having rabbits eating my plants, which they often do.
The borders that surround the farmhouse are packed full of shrubs and flowers, in the spring it's full of colour, alliums, aquilegia, euphorbia, icelandic poppies, foxgloves and cowslips to name a few pop up between the bulbs and the lush spring growth of the summer plants. In the summer I find the atmosphere changes again which adds to the wonderful magic and force of nature. The whole area is surrounded with a beech hedge and in the more formal part of the garden there are (still) box hedges.
In the old vegetable garden (we now have one nearer the house) I plant all sorts of annual flowers for the birds, butterflies and insects. I have a bed and breakfast and I pick endless beautiful and colourful bunches of flowers up until autumn for the rooms from this garden.
As mentioned above there is a new vegetable area which Bob, my husband looks after, since we live here Bob has learnt a lot over the years about veggie gardening and supplies us with all that we need. There is nothing better than eating vegetables out of our own plot knowing they haven't been sprayed with any chemicals.
The farmhouse is surrounded by a field which during the spring is inhabited by cows. I have stolen a part of the field which I am also trying to turn into a wild flower meadow, it has an assorted hedge of native shrubs and trees around it, there is a pond for toads and frogs which is often dry in the summer, that is suppose to happen, it stops fish growing in the pond and eating all the other amphibians up. At the end of year 2019 I am planning to make a prairie grass garden in two borders.
Enough about the garden, I don't want to spoil the surprise, just
come and take a look, I don't think you will be dissapointed.