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Westerpark is one of my favourite parks in one of my favourite cities, Amsterdam. I spent an incredibly memorable spring day there with friends Loulou and Jacob back in 2009.

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While we’re in the city, this Amsterdam restaurant was recently brought to my attention by new work mate and former Dam local Richard.

De KasThe greenhouse where De Kas Restaurant is now situated was built in 1928. It was due to be demolished but head chef Gert Jan Hageman bought it from the council (for €1.00) and renovated it into the restaurant and garden it is today. The space is green, sunny and very inviting. In warmer months you can eat amongst the herbs and take tours and workshops in the garden.

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Kokedama is a type of Japanese bonsai that sees the plant roots and soil held together with moss and string rather than a traditional pot. These guys are taking it a step further and hanging the gardens up in the air.

These floating gardens are a great idea for those living in smaller spaces, but they would bring a sweet quirkiness to any space.

Dutch botanist Fedor Van der Valk is the leader of the floating garden pack.

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Some of Van der Valk’s designs were exhibited in 2010 as part of the Salon exhibition in Amsterdam.

Floating GardensPhotograph from Design Boom.

Good.Is have a great guide to making your own hanging garden, as demonstrated by Wilder Quarterly’s Taylor Patterson. Check it out here.

And to finish here is a super cute illustration of how to water your floating garden by Elsa Dray Farges.

Floating Garden

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