My name is Adrian de Baat and, like many of you all over the United Kingdom, I am a keen amateur gardener.

The aim of this website is to give you some information about our suburban garden in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, and to invite you to visit us on one of our National Garden Scheme (NGS) Open days. Also, if more convenient, you or your group can arrange a private visit.

The main feature of the garden is its deep borders full of perennial plants and grasses, planted in a naturalistic  style. The choice of plants and style of planting have been greatly influenced by the gardens and books of Piet Oudolf, the eminent Dutch garden designer who has been referred to as the godfather of the European “New Perennial Movement”. In an article in Gardens Illustrated magazine in 2011, James Alexander-Sinclair wrote about our garden “Adrian’s garden is full of dreamy, naturalistic combinations of elegant perennials and grasses”.

I hope that browsing through this website will encourage you to come and visit us. You are very welcome. Clare and I look forward to meeting you in our garden at some time in 2023!


You can click on any of the images on this website to see an enlarged version in a separate window.

5 Responses to Hello!

  1. Adriaan de Baat says:

    Hello Adrian,
    Nice website and garden👍

    Your cousin from Holland,
    Adriaan de Baat

  2. Graham Bull says:

    Visited this afternoon, July 31, and must say what a stunning garden! Thank you Adrian.

  3. Beverley Cox says:

    Hi Adrian
    We visited your garden yesterday and thought was wonderful and very inspiring! We couldn’t believe how large the garden is also, ever more little secret areas with amazing planting!
    I thought I heard you tell someone that there is a planting list of the garden on your website, I’m interested in seeing this but can’t seem to find it! Can you give me a clue how to access it please.
    Thanks for opening your lovely garden, we hope to come and see it agIn next July.
    Best regards Bev Cox

  4. Sarah Wood says:

    Hi! I’ve visited your garden a couple times now and every time it surprises me, it’s always full of amazing colours. Keep up the good work! would definitely recommend visiting one day.

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