In August 2012, my sister and I visited the beautiful Ada Hofman botanic aquatic garden in the Netherlands. We really enjoyed! We had a fantastic sunny and relaxing day there full with inspiration and made, of course lots of inspiring photos. Beautiful memory.
More about Ada Hofman, the designer
Approximately 30 gardens containing 50 ponds, including prefabricated versions and ponds constructed with liners, have been laid out around 3 large natural ponds. Together they in turn form one large garden. Ada Hofman has succeeded in assembling one of the largest collections of plants, shrubs and trees to be seen in Holland, totalling approximately 3000 different species.
Many animals have been put out in the ponds and also in the garden, such as grass snakes, frogs, blind worms, various types of fish, salamanders and lizards. The green frog population is the largest in the Netherlands. Birds are also enthusiastic visitors to the garden and the kingfisher is a regular guest. In the Summer they have butterflies, last year no less than 22 different species diurnal butterfly.
Another unique feature is the roof garden complete with pond. A 600 - square - metre garden has been laid out at a height of 3 metres on the roof of Ada Hofman's private house. From the roof garden visitors have a splendid view out over the aquatic garden and the private pond constructed in 1994. For more information please have a look at the enclosed link below.
Source: Ada Hofman. Photography: Irene Pouw