Story

This garden in the dappled shade of pine trees is constantly developing and changing; the things that do not change here, however, are such values as quality, detail, experimentation, and interaction between man, the environment and art.

The composition in the flowerbed in front of the house has been created in white, violet, red and pink tones. Its framework and volume are made up of hydrangeas and the clipped box spheres arranged asymmetrically along the perimeter of the bed; they will help retain some structure in winter as well. The plants used the most here are peonies, catmint, purple loose-strife, sage, Siberian irises, as well as various ornamental grasses which liven up the flower bed, give it a subtle lightness, and later in autumn and winter the grass silhouettes and echinacea seedcases show off the splendour and sheen of the colour brown, making the garden magical. This bed amazes one by its radical changeability and abundance of flowers from early spring with its first messengers – crocuses and snowdrops – until December. Planting of this kind requires relatively little maintenance as, due to the planting density, weeds simply do not have enough space to grow here. The bed has ornamental and also very practical edging that makes the plants stand out even more and makes mowing the grass easier. Here an excellent lawn and naturalistic planting harmoniously share the peaceful, mysterious garden which opens up gradually. Romantic perennial planting beckons you deeper into the garden; an experiment garden inspired by the Dutch Wave movement reveals itself; there are recreation areas and a mini kitchen garden. A terraced treehouse lets you experience proximity to nature in a special way, and up here you feel so much closer to the sky!

Project info

Category: Completed Gardens
Year: 2007
Location: Ādaži
Area: ~3000 sq.m.
Designer: Ansis Birznieks, Sintija Nagle, Ruta Gabranova