Friday, 22 July 2016

Castle gardens Arcen - kasteeltuinen Arcen

The castle of Arcen, in the background of this photo, was built in the 17th century by the dukes of Gelderland. The present castle was built on the remains of the former castle.
The castle in a state of decay and the grounds were sold to the Foundation The Limburg landscape and they turned it into a little paradise as you can see below.


Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint and soil and sky as canvas. Elizabeth Murry

Italian garden

How lovely is the silence of all growing things

There are four storks living here and soon there might be more :)

A wonderland of colours

Thailand fisherman house

Looks like a small terracotta army

Advise from a flamingo

Wade into life
Stand out in the crowd
spend time with your flock
find the right balance
show your true colour
Don't be afraid to get your feet wet
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Such beauty


  1. Hi Marja - stunning photos - and what a place ... I'd love to visit - so pleased they've retained it and rejuvinated it as a garden ... gorgeous ... cheers Hilary

  2. What a wonderful time you must have in your travels and to share them with all of us...I am grateful. Beautiful gardens and so inspiring to see some events of another time. Hope you and your family are well. :)

  3. I've heard of Aachen castle but not of Arcen castle. It's a pleasant surprise, definitely worth a visit. I like in particular, the fountain picture and the Thailand house picture. The flowers are awsome. The flamingo's advice is relevant to human beings too.

  4. What an amazing garden. Love your quotes too. Sounds like you are having a great time.

  5. What gorgeous, leafy shots.

  6. Prachtig aangelegde tuinen, zeker een bezoek waard!

  7. Lovely place! What unique and interesting fishermen homes … they remind me a bit of hobbit houses. :)

  8. This is a feast for the eyes! Beautiful, also the details of the flamingos, and so on!

    Many thanks for sharing this with SEASONS! If you like, you can link up another shot, but on the first line of the info you give comes your blog address:) - that way the others can see your photo. If you have any questions, email me at jeannette(dot)coevorden (1) (at) yahoo (dot) com! Have a great week!

  9. Awesome pictures! There is a similar gardens on the coast of South Carolina called Brookgreen Gardens. I really need to head down that way and see them again.

  10. Hi,
    Beautiful and serene. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

  11. Wat een kunstwerk die eerste foto! Aan de foto's te zien lijkt het er op alsof jullie een heerlijke, zonnige dag hebben uitgezocht voor het bezoekje aan de tuinen.

  12. What gorgeous gardens! They also look very peaceful.

  13. Beautiful photos Marja.
    Did you compose:
    "Wade into life, Stand out in the crowd, spend time with your flock, find the right balance, show your true colour, Don't be afraid to get your feet wet."
    Wise words my friend.
    Big heart hugs

    1. oh no I didn't Author is unknown I will ad it quickly ;)

  14. Love all of your photos and would love to visit a place like this. How fortunate you are. I have gotten to know so much of where you live I feel as though I have actually paid a visit. :)

  15. I absolutely love gardens and could visit them forever. These are lovely photos. Thank You!

  16. Dear Marja, these photo's are just lovely what a beautiful garden Love the flamingos and Terricotta Army I am late as per usual here Marja.. Sending my love to you Hugs Sue xxx

  17. I am behind reading blogs, as usual, but I went and read all the back posts I missed on your blog. You showed us many beautiful pictures of Holland. What an interesting trip you had. The castle at Arcen is a fantastic place to visit – thanks for taking us there. I also loved the statue of the baker boy on his bicycle – a great capture.

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