The garden is designed and implemented to inspire visitors, both individuals and professionals. As the main industry of the Bomencentrum Nederland is the nursery business, the garden shows new and unusual materials and features to show all the different possibilities the nursery offers.
A large number of the visitors can be classified as working for the government and local municipalities in particular. The facilities and the landscape are also often used for seminars and congresses. The guests are mainly high-ranked officials from various industries, mostly from within the Netherlands. However, theGreen Pavilion and the Exposarium also have an international appeal, attracting visitors ranging from the U.S.A to China. The number of attendants has been approximately 30.000 visitors per year, for the past ten years. Besides showing the more botanical products, the aims is also to show new materials varying from pavements and other construction materials, to trees and other living features. In the Exposarium there is also an important focus on water and fountain elements.
The initial project originated in 2000. A steady growth and use of the facilities has been the base for the need of the new extensions (pavilion). The new development requires an extension of the landscape integrating the two new pavilions. In 2009/2010 the additional pavilions (follies) were architecturally designed. The construction on site, particularly of the landscape, started in January 2011.
Green Inspiration Exposarium | Baarn Netherlands | Hollandschap
Landscape Design | Hollandschap
Architecture | Edwin Smit of MIII Architecten
IMAGES | Courtesy of Hollandschap