The Netherlands uses a so-called Red List of animal and plant species that have a protected status. With the Red List city garden, the designers of Buroharro want to show that even small projects can contribute to the protection of these plant species, or, in the case of a few extinct species, can help reintroduce these. The city offers opportunities for species that require special conditions. Such as ferns, which thrive on walls at dark locations. Five trees that were already present, combined with the homeowners’ wish to be able to sit in the sun throughout the day formed the basis for this garden. The terrace was given a U-shape that follows the path of the sun. The lowered square of well-cut grass in the middle contrasts with the borders and the garden walls, which consist of vegetation that normally grows in shadowy conditions, such as a forest. So nature management is not just something for the large scale and for national organizations, but can also be done by individual city residents on a scale as small as a back garden.
-ARNHEM (NL) 2011