Welcome to Ida's Garden. This website tracks the development of our new garden. Ida is three years old. Her parents are working to transform the old, overgrown, cottage garden into a romantic, easy-to-keep garden that is a fun and exciting place to be for children and grownups.
A garden architect has helped us envision a plan for the new, child-friendly garden. This website follows the turn of the seasons in our garden. See photographs of the garden as it was and will be - step by step! News: Use the colour wheel in garden design - read about flowerbed design and colour, white flowers in the garden and pink flowers in the garden.
Garden facts. Various garden topics such as how to get rid of ground-elder or use hedges as boundaries and use perennials.
Garden plan. Read about our garden dreams and the plan we work from. A plan or vision for the garden is alpha and omega when working with the garden. Otherwise time and money are wasted on unsustainable elements. See the photos before and after implementation of the garden plan.
Garden development. The garden is not changed over night – patience is required. We describe the implementation of the garden plan step by step and all the other garden projects that we take on – learn from our mistakes! Don't plant berberis in a garden for children - a thuja hedge is much better. Also see the plants we have chosen for the North side flowerbed.
Food and drink in the garden. Find recipes with ingredients that are harvested in the garden. For instance goodies from the berry garden.
Visit some of our friends: Troldekugler, Blicherfuglsang & Dit Sorø.
Garden words. Find definitions of difficult garden words in our garden glossary, read about funny flower names and garden idioms.
Test your garden IQ. Test your knowledge of gardening and plant names in our multiple choice quizzes: garden quiz about beans and garden quiz about plant types.
Other gardens. We visit other gardens that act as an inspiration. See photos from trips to a temple garden in Kyoto and irises in Florence.