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Rec­om­mended places to see sea­sonal plants at their best both in Eu­rope and the UK The spe­cialised nurs­ery Tuin­goed Foltz run by Bob Foltz and his part­ner An­dries Bier­ling is one of the best peren­nial nurs­eries in the Nether­lands. It also has a very beau­ti­ful gar­den, in­clud­ing a new ex­otic gar­den that is very lovely to ex­plore in late sum­mer Both Bob and An­dries are keen plant col­lec­tors, and among the many thou­sands of peren­ni­als on dis­play you will find the Dutch na­tional col­lec­tions of Salvia and Echi­nacea. The nurs­ery it­self of­fers a wide range of or­na­men­tal grasses, herbs and an­nu­als, and of­fers a wide se­lec­tion of aga­pan­thus, gera­ni­ums, and dahlias. It also has many plants ideal for a shade gar­den in­clud­ing hostas, epimedi­ums and some spec­tac­u­lar-look­ing arisae­mas, along­side other botan­i­cal rar­i­ties. Hereweg 346, 9651 AT Mee­den, the Nether­lands. Tel +31 (0)598 635 000, tuin­goed­foltz.nl

An­other Dutch nurs­ery with a beau­ti­ful gar­den is Kwek­erij en Tuin De Boschho­eve, near Arn­hem. Set amid farm­land and hid­den by enor­mous de­cid­u­ous trees, this large idyl­lic gar­den be­hind an old farm­house, is di­vided into sev­eral ar­eas, in­clud­ing colour­ful sum­mer and au­tumn bor­ders, a shade gar­den and an or­chard with spring bulbs. But what makes the gar­den stand out for us is its dec­o­ra­tive and in­spir­ing veg­etable gar­den where un­usual veg­eta­bles are com­bined with flow­ers, in­clud­ing many sum­mer bulbs and dahlias. Ev­ery year the gar­den hosts var­i­ous events, of which

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