What you'll do
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.
picnic from local produce Drinks, tea, coffee
Urban Garden Map + seeds
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.
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Where you'll be
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.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 3 and up can attend.
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
$43 per person
$43 per person