Looking at old pictures of our estate, we discovered a kitchengarden surrounding the pond, right next to the ancient stone wall and in front of the farmhouse. In the spring of 2020, on that exact spot, we planted our new kitchengarden.
Having their own kitchengarden has always been a great wish of our Chefs, Arturo Dalhuisen and Ewout Eleveld. Since the kitchen garden is a reality, every day the Chefs and crew are gathering herbs, vegetables or fruits for their beautiful dishes or homemade lemonade, tea, etc.
Quotes with regards to the kitchengarden (from both our Chefs and guests)
Kitchen garden expert
There are currently 92 garden beds of 2m2, full of both well-known and rare herbs, vegetables and fruits. To make sure that this is all taken care of and maintained well, we have a permanent gardener employed at the Parc! Monique makes sure the seeds are sowed in time, that plants get the right sort of attention, and that pollinators and insects will find their way to the kitchen garden.
There is a lot more to be found on the estate, just take a walk and discover all the beautiful wild herbs and flowers that are also used in dishes in our restaurants.
In the kitchen garden a.o.:
Also, to be found in the wild at the Parc:
Beekeeping. Passionate about bees, a couple living close by has a great love of nature and honeybees. They installed two hives on the grounds of the estate. These bees, called Buckfast, produce honey for our Voltaire kitchen.
Next to the Parc estate, you can also find a small botanical garden, called the Londotuin, named after the founder Ger Londo. This garden is managed by a group of volunteers of the foundation Dorp en Natuur Leersum-Amerongen.