2017-048: Næman Garden Mandalas

Naerum Gardens in Denmark by Henrik Schurmann
Naerum Gardens in Denmark by Henrik Schurmann

This Week’s Theme: Gardens

How cool is this garden neighborhood in Denmark!

Captured by professional photographer Henrik Schurmann, it shows off the elegant asymmetry of these delightful oval home plots demarcated by hedges.

About Nærum from Kulturarv.dk

The round gardens in Nærum were designed by a landscape gardener called C.Th. Sørensen in 1948. Each of the 40 gardens is bordered by an oval hedge, separated and linked together by a network of grassy pathways. …

Care has been taken to structure the Nærum allotment hedges to suit the grassy hills. Spaces between the hedges are for children playing and for reducing the risk of neighbours arguing over shared hedges. Neat rows of vegetables and flowers are grown inside the hedges whereas outside the hedges the plants grow freely on common ground. … The hedges are a combination of wild roses, privet, hornbeam, thuja and hawthorn.

Inspiration for Today

“Landscape is more than flat land covered by floodwater, the seeping of peat bogs, a river of liquid pewter viewed from a sentry tower. It’s an influence on what a person values, what she is willing to sacrifice or argue for.” ~ Susan Vreeland

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen

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