The Dream Park
Location on the map: no 4
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Planting Plans Parks of Enkoping
This park was designed by the Dutch designer Piet Oudolf and laid out in 1996. The park was enlarged in 2002/2003. Since 2009 we are in a renewing and developing process of the famous park.
Tall, perpendicular cylinder shaped beech hedges grow in combination with a variety of 220 different perennials. The visual effect created by the blue streams of threee kinds of Salvia Nemorosa is much appreciated by visitors. The abundant use of ornamental grasses and other vertical growing perennials is an aim to echo the naturalness, drawing on an appreciation of natural habitats rather than a traditional garden, thus emphasising depth and an illusion of scale.
The colour compositions are subtle but distinctive forms and striking contrasts in height and growth habits, in foliage texture and flower head shapes create the visual image of a brilliant firework display.
The seasonal diversity of the perennials ensures a distinctive feature to the place. Even after the flowering period the park still maintain its attraction values when seed-heads and parchment-like grasses celebrate their beauty with breath-takingly frosted winter effects.
Find the Dream Park
Brochures with more detailed descriptions of the Municipal parks can be obtained from the local Tourist Information Centre (Rådhusgatan 3) or the town library (Ågatan 29).Habitat plans with a listed plant index are placed in each park.