A recognized nature photographer, Magda Wasiczek, ran a photo workshop in the Dutch Garden in Łazienki Królewskie park in Warsaw, Poland last year. During the workshops, Magda took a series of photos of the garden, which a year later, at exactly the same time, can be admired in the form of an open-air exhibition in Łazienki Królewskie park.
Due to the uncertain situation and the threat of the fourth wave of the pandemic, it was not possible to organize a conventional opening of the exhibition. Nevertheless, in order to emphasize the importance of this event, and at the same time to encourage visitors to see the exhibition at a convenient time (and in a safe way), the Embassy decided to celebrate the opening of the exhibition in a special way.
On the opening day, at the entrance gate to Łazienki, at Chinese Avenue, which is exactly where you can admire Magda Wasiczek's photographs, a beautiful, 8-meter long flower garland was hung. Magda's photos show the beauty of the Dutch Garden, therefore also the garland directly referred to the flowers that can be admired in the Garden.
That is why the braid includes beautiful bouquet hydrangeas interspersed with branch roses, imitating classic garden roses with small flowers. Both main color spots, i.e. white and intense pink, have been delicately combined with colors and complementary forms: sedum and ivy leaves and a cold purple hint of veronica flowers, which is exactly the color set that can be found several dozen meters away in a real Dutch Garden. An additional difficulty was the gate itself, which, due to its weight and size, determined the thickness of the flower chain.
The Dutch Garden
Tall shrubs, 500 roses and evergreens, around 4.000 perennials and ornamental grasses and almost 50.000 flowering bulbs, all provided by nurseries from the Netherlands and Poland: The Dutch Garden combines tradition, innovation and design resulting in an oasis of colors and flowering plants from spring till autumn at the Old Orangery of the Łazienki Park in Warsaw.
For more information:
Ministry of agriculture, nature and food quality of the Netherlands