365 Days of Color within the New Backyard of the Rubens Home


This autumn, work will start on the brand new backyard of the Rubens Home. A brand new museum gallery, albeit one with no ceiling, is ready to be added to the grasp’s home. A possibility to get pleasure from color twelve months a 12 months, because of Dries Van Noten, who helped select a color scheme and plant varieties for the backyard. The brand new backyard design connects the reception constructing in Hopland with the artist’s dwelling. Everybody can add a plant to the brand new backyard by funding a flower. Through the summer season, the present backyard will function a backdrop for a number of occasions. ​ ​


This autumn, work will start on the brand new backyard of the Rubens Home. The ‘hortus conclusus’ or enclosed backyard resembles a museum gallery, albeit one with no ceiling, within the coronary heart of the town. The hall with deciduous bushes and two arcades with vistas create an impression of denser development, drawing the customer’s gaze in, to the backyard and the home. The brand new Baroque backyard is a backyard for all seasons, resplendent with color twelve months a 12 months. A complete of 8,835 crops have been chosen, together with 39 bushes, 4,170 perennials, 612 climbing crops, 3150 bulbs and stinzen crops, 346 shrubs, 438 hedge crops; 30 orangery crops and 50 water crops.

When Rubens bought the land for the home in 1610, he relied on Willem and Jasper, his gardeners, to are inclined to his backyard and on a number of different individuals who lived close by to plant the backyard with flowers and crops. His maid Willemyne used the fruit and greens as substances for the meals that she cooked for the Rubens household. The backyard of the Rubens Home was a backyard of the individuals and can stay thus sooner or later. To plant the brand new museum backyard, the Rubens Home, like Rubens, is relying on serving to arms, who wish to see the backyard thrive. Everybody may also help Rubens’s new backyard develop. events should purchase flower bulbs, perennials, shrubs and bushes for the backyard of the Rubens Home, ranging from 10 euros.

Ecological and Sustainable

The backyard was designed by Ars Horti, in collaboration with the Flanders Heritage Company, primarily based on new archival analysis, with recommendation from Dries Van Noten on colors and crops. The backyard design takes into consideration sustainability, future-proofing, vitality effectivity and inclusive entry. Due to the layered vegetation, the backyard turns into an ecological stepping stone within the metropolis, mitigating larger temperatures, flooding throughout heavy rainfall, city noise and huge quantities of CO2 and particulate matter within the air.

The backyard design is a vital component of the grasp plan because it connects the artist’s dwelling with the brand new reception constructing, facilitating the modified routing. The present backyard, which was planted in 1933, can be recovered as a lot as potential. The field hedges and perennials of the parterre can be transferred to Schoonselhof cemetery. The wooden of the few pollarded lime bushes that can be felled can be used to construct furnishings for the Rubens Home. ​ The majestic yew, which is 250 years previous, will proceed to look at over this distinctive backyard. ​ ​

Sensible info

Work on the brand new backyard is anticipated to begin from October, at which level the present backyard will near guests. The Rubens Home will stay confide in and together with 8 January 2023. Guests are suggested to e book their ticket prematurely.

Assist the backyard of the Rubens Home develop. And fund a flower in Rubens’s new backyard. Uncover our packages on www.rubenshuis.be or www.hofleveranciervanrubens.be




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