On a bike ride last weekend, I accidentally happened upon this elegant community garden in Watergraafsmeer (a section of Amsterdam). I could find no signs with information and no workers in this well-tended site which is dominated by mature perennials now fully in bloom. The choice and placing of the plants creates a delight for the eyes. Soft pastels punctuated by bright yellows and deep reds lures you further along 3 parallel paths. The whole garden is surrounded by a wall of Japanese yews.
about the author
After nearly two decades of corporate duty, I decided to follow my heart and do what I love: make cities greener and healthier places. Over the coming years I will be traveling to cities all over the world, reporting on what I see and learning about how even resource-poor places can improve urban lives through urban greening and greener lifestyles. I've started the CitiNature project to channel my energies and drive initiatives supporting equal access to green amenities for everyone.