Welcome to OpdeHaar open garden in Hoevelaken, The Netherlands

Welcome to OpdeHaar

The open garden of John and Joyce Ramsbotham in Hoevelaken

OpdeHaar gardenOpdeHaar garden is an open garden in the woodland in Hoevelaken, on the border between Gelderland and Utrecht, The Netherlands

This garden is open to the public by appointment

Especially suitable for groups of 8 to 50 people

8 different style gardens in one garden (ca 5 acres)

A unique landscape in the middle of an ancient wooded swamp

Over 4500 different plants, trees and shrubs

Most plants are labelled

OpdeHaar garden is renowned for its woodland and shade tolerant plants

During 2020 we planted a new raised bed, created a stumpery, with a large collection of ferns, and built a new pergola.

We are members of the Royal Horticultural Society, the Nederlandse Tuinen Stichting and Groei en Bloei Nijkerk

Click here for information about a visit to OpdeHaar garden

Contact Op de Haar garden

John and Joyce Ramsbotham

Email: ramsbotham@planet.nl

Telephone: +31 (0) 653753221

Contact form: Click here

View the video’s and TV progammes made about our garden. (Sorry they are in French and Dutch)

Photos of flowers and plants in OpdeHaar garden (All photographs on this site have been taken in our garden)

A small selection of highlights in September at OpdeHaar garden

Leycesteria Formosa Golden Lanterns
Kuehnoeromyces mutabilis
Kirengeshoma palmata
Imperata cylindrica Red Baron
Hydrangea paniculata Phantom
Hibiscus Kopper King
Fuchsia Dollar Princess
Euphorbia chariacas White Swan or Wilcott
Brunnera macrophylla Silver Heart
Begonia grandis
Aralia californica
Amanita muscaria
Leycesteria Formosa Golden Lanterns  Kuehnoeromyces mutabilis   Kirengeshoma palmata  Imperata cylindrica Red Baron  Hydrangea paniculata Phantom  Hibiscus Kopper King   Fuchsia Dollar Princess  Euphorbia chariacas White Swan or Wilcott   Brunnera macrophylla Silver Heart   Begonia grandis   Aralia californica   Amanita muscaria
Leycesteria Formosa Golden Lanterns

 

Basic botany

The main focus of this website is naturally on our gardens and the plants in them. However, keeping plants healthy and happy and meeting the criteria for “the right plant in the right place” requires  an understanding of some basic botany and in this context we have written several articles:

We have a powerpoint presentation  on colour and contrast and shadow plants in our garden with more than 100 photographs and also a presentation about the evolution of plants on earth. Something for the winter months perhaps.

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