2021 Ravestein

In 2019 Willemien and Henk van Montfrans told Jaap about their courtyard in Zeeland, and the recreation of their property into a full-grown garden according to a historical map. The achievement took them 21 years to build.  They asked Jaap to make a book about this result. This formed the beginning of a close relationship in which they discussed the history, the natural importance of this courtyard for a great variety of plants and animals living there, and their personal visions of the cultivation of this landscape. Jaap has visualized this perspective and the balance between past and present, climate and flora, and the imbalance between nature and agricultural land.

The book presentation took place on May 19, 2021 in the Drvkkery in Middelburg and can be viewed via this LINK. See also the article in the PZC

This book was published in May 2021.
see: ’t Hof Ravestein – meer dan een tuin