The Groei en Bloei inspectors assessed the front gardens in Lansingerland with care and green passion. On Tuesday, November 7, the prize winners received their certificates from councilor Michiel Muis during a festive meeting.
Green gardens as a source of inspiration
“The climate is changing and the weather is becoming more extreme with heavy showers, more heat and drought,” councilor Michiel Muis opens the evening. “Green gardens help to absorb these effects. As a municipality, we encourage residents, because 68% of the gardens in Lansingerland are petrified. With our local Groei en Bloei we have an organization in our midst that motivates the residents of Lansingerland to green their own gardens. I’m happy about that.”
“During the inspection we pay attention to 3 things: abundance of flowers, maintenance and overall impression of the garden,” says Agnes van der Veer. “The front gardens were inspected by 12 volunteers. This year we saw that many gardens were suffering from the drought. Especially during the inspections in August.” Fortunately, there were plenty of beautiful gardens left.
Grow and Bloom
The ladies Van Breugem, Van der Veer and Hartman form the heart of the local department of Groei en Bloei. In addition to the annual inspections of front gardens, they organize various activities together with other volunteers, such as the Open Gardens Weekend and workshops. Every year they choose 2 neighborhoods per village where they view the front gardens in the spring and summer of that year. This always produces beautiful examples of colorful gardens. You will find more information on the website of the local Groei en Bloei.