Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Castle Gardens: Where?Wednesday



This Wednesday we're in the Southern tip of The Netherlands. Pictured is the promenade in the Kasteeltuinen (castle gardens) in Arcen.

This 17th century estate is located near the Maas river in the province of Limburg, close to the border with Germany.

A nice place to visit; aside from the formal gardens, there is a tropical greenhouse and some animal exhibits.

Fall hadn't quite taken hold yet when we recently visited; as you can see from the bottom left, the roses were still going pretty strong.

3 comments:

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi R&R,
The roses yes , our are already gone, so those must be planted by a gardener to make the garden more attractive for visiters?

You visited the garden with pretty good weather though, did you enjoy the trip to Limburg? Just wondering...., which part of Holland you like more; Around The Hague or Limburg area?

Greetings JoAnn :)

R&R in The Netherlands said...

JoAnn, that's what we americans call a "loaded question."

It's hard to compare. Around Den Haag there's so much culture. But around Limburg there are hills!

So it depends: for civilization and culture, it's Den Haag. For quiet and scenery, it's Limburg.

Neva said...

This is a great shot ---the flowers are beautiful.