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Monumental trees in the national register

The number of monumental trees at Huis Landfort was much greater before 1945 than it is now. Fortunately, there are still seven monumental trees on the Kleine Erf (house island) that appear in the Bomenstichting’s (Tree Foundation) national register of monumental trees. We are particularly proud of these trees, which ...
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Thirty citrus trees

They are here: thirty citrus trees on stems arrived at Landfort today. This long-term loan from the Foundation for the preservation of the Citrus collection was delivered to us by board member Kees Beelaerts van Blokland and his partner.. With the 30 Agapanthuses already present, this forms the basis for ...
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Out and about with the team of volunteers

Without volunteers, things would not run as smoothly as they do now at Huis Landfort. That is why we concluded a successful year of collaboration by first visiting Mr and Mrs Van Lynden at Castle Keppel on 11 December with the entire group of volunteers and employees, followed by a ...
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De-rendering facade

The plastered facade is a typical feature of Huis Landfort. The house is neoclassical in design and such white-plastered facades fit perfectly. Although the plaster layer still looked fine, it is necessary for proper repairs to remove and then reapply it. Some parts of the plaster layer were loose on ...
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19th-century bathroom furniture on loan

Of special note is that the board of Twickel in Delden, undisputedly one of the most beautiful historic country estates in the Netherlands, has decided to provide 19th-century bathroom furniture to sEL on long-term loan. This will be restored and then placed in the bathroom, which will serve as a ...
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Construction of vegetable garden and espalier tree wall

The foundation will be restoring the vegetable and flower garden at the coach house. When the original garden fell into disrepair due to World War II and other circumstances, a fruit orchard was created on this site. For this purpose, the 18th-century fishpond was filled in. However, the orchard was ...
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Progress of coach house and manor house

Now that the scaffolding around the coach house has been removed, the colour of the building is clearly visible, and the addition of the dark blue doors and shutters will create an attractive play of colours. This can be seen more clearly on the manor house, where the windows and ...
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The coach house orangery

Greenhouse builder Van der Vegt from Bleskensgraaf delivered the orangery at the end of October. This is set against the coach house, where container plants will hibernate during the winter. Orangeries were common in many country estates and the manor house at Huis Landfort originally boasted an indoor orangery, which ...
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Interior shutters

Huis Landfort has more than fifty windows. All these windows originally had interior shutters that have disappeared over time; only a few of these remained stored in the attic. The continuing commitment of sEL to carry out the best possible restoration of Huis Landfort means that interior shutters will be ...
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Espalier fruit trees

A wall-mounted greenhouse and a variety of espalier trees will be placed along the 90-metre-long, newly built espalier wall in Huis Landfort’s vegetable garden. In the 19th century, espalier trees were common on country estates and they emerged as a counterpart to the standard tree orchard. In those days almost ...
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