From the 22nd to the 24th of October, a group of British garden- and landscape architects visited the Netherlands.
This mission aimed to strengthen the knowledge exchange and trade between suppliers and garden and landscape architects in the UK and the Netherlands. The three-day programme provided an opportunity to visit leading Dutch suppliers of trees, shrubs and plants and to learn about new developments in the Dutch gardening and landscaping industry. The mission visited a variety of famous gardens where functional aspects play an important role.
This mission was by invitation only and the size of the group was kept to approximately 12 participants with a focus on building personal contacts and individual networking opportunities with Dutch colleagues and suppliers.
One of the participants of the mission, a leading British garden designer, kept a blog on her visit to the Netherlands: