Garden & Landscaping Architect
+31 6 - 53 39 77 91
1411 GM Naarden
+31 35 - 69 49 847
Wim Verzandvoort studied garden- and landscape-architecture in …, which is located in a fascinating landscape of The Netherlands. He is well known for his subtle and minimalist design approach. Projects all over The Netherlands, national and international publications in magazines and books, and working together with leading Dutch architect, made him a well-respected landscape and garden designer, with a position in the top of Dutch garden professionals.
In his garden designs he enjoys exploring the balance between lush greenery and architecture. A balance between the spontaneous expression of nature and minimalist architectural interventions. He wants to allow the natural, intuitive beauty of the landscape to express itself and thus enhance the connection with its surroundings. He chooses to add features that enrich the garden experience and are adequate both for the present and for the future.
Studio Wim provides in a turn key management of all processes. From a to z. From first design sketches to managing the planting of big mature trees in your future garden and arranging the maintenance of the garden, for years to come.
Looking at nature
The natural landscape is always a source of inspiration for his garden designs. The Netherlands, for example, has many beautiful landscapes. Think of dunes, moors, birch forests, polders, peatlands etc. Each region has its unique qualities that he loves to come back to and to recreate in a garden.
As a designer, he’s always curious about new approaches in garden and landscape architecture. It’s all about finding the intersection, that perfect balance between the natural and the human, where nature not only welcomes but embraces architectural gestures.
Every place tells the story of the landscape it belongs to. A garden’s connection with its natural surroundings is a given which can be enhanced through a correct and inspired composition of elements and a unique assortment of plants. The art lays in capturing the beauty and strength of the neighbouring landscape and recreating it. If a garden rouses emotion, He considers his mission accomplished.
The strength of a detail
Everything that draws attention has beauty. Large architectonic elements often go unnoticed, but steers the perception on a subconscious level. It is small accents that awaken curiosity and incite the viewer to stand still and become aware of his/her surroundings. Design that focuses on details can never be outdated because details will always fascinate and surprise. Wim is constantly asking himself: what goes, what doesn’t?
Creating silence in a garden design, a silence that creates a poetic ambiance, is mostly the result of composing with big gestures, minimalist approach and making well balanced choice in the details to use.
At home in the garden
Your garden or outdoor area is the place where you rest. The space you come home to and literally get grounded. A garden is more than a pretty thing to look at. You can relax, play or work in a garden atelier. It is the place where you get together with your friends and family for some afternoon fun or late night debates.