Delicate balance | Design studio Erik van Gelder creates gardens where nature is brought beautifully in harmony with its surroundings and the needs of the owners. We ‘shape’ nature with great respect for its intrinsic beauty. And we add our recognizable signature: exclusiveness, sophistication, attention to detail, and bold structures with lush planting. That’s how we construct spaces that feel right, season after season.
Strong contrasts | We design the ideal garden using contrast as our guide. This principle applies to straight lines versus the visual roughness of a plant. Light and spaciousness versus shadow and shelter. Smooth materials versus coarse textures. Bold architectural shapes versus fine foliage. The contrast between strong lines and dense foliage evokes wonderful moods and adds a pleasing sense of tension. We spend much attention to detail, to design your breath-taking garden – an aesthetically enjoyable landscape that satisfies your needs.
Imagination and craftsmanship | Your garden should be equally beautiful in all seasons. By adding plants of imposing structures to those with beautiful blooms, we insert year-round dimension. Your garden will be striking and pleasant, long after the last bloom has faded. Our mission is to design luxury outdoor spaces , combining craftsmanship with creativity, innovative techniques and high-end outdoor materials . The result is a stunning landscape that fits the house architecture and has a sense of place.