De Ommuurde Tuin
‘the Garden with a wall around”
De Ommuurde Tuin is the historical kitchen garden of King Willem III. Nowadays it is one of the most beautiful organic gardens of the Netherlands, owned by Esther Kuiler since 1999. She grows more than 450 (!) varieties of organic vegetables, herbs, tubers, edible flowers and fruits on less than one hectare. The garden is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), which stands for a closer connection between consumer and producer. In the Netherlands CSA’s are often ‘harvest-it-yourself gardens’, but another example is a direct link via a membership. That’s nice for the farmer, since you pay up front, so that the producer can use this money to invest in seeds, compost, manure, tools etc. Also, there is a shared risk: when the harvest is good, you get a bit more – and when the harvest is less good, the beets and carrots will be a bit smaller. You can become a member and get a veggy bag every week (including a nice recipe – good to practice your Dutch ;)), or buy your organic vegetables at the farm shop.
From May until October the garden shop is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00 – 17:30. It’s the place to be to buy delicious local, seasonal vegetables, herbs, tubers and fruits freshly harvested that morning. But there’s also a terrace where you can enjoy organic coffee, (fresh herb) tea, self baked cakes, or try out our famous lunch dishes: self-made soups, quiche or salads with veggies from the garden. In the shop you can also find interesting books, honey from the bio dynamic bee keeper Wim van Grasstek, ‘bee hotels’, tea, jam and more..
Get your vegetable bags (pick up in Wageningen or at the garden Renkum):
S (1 p.) € 6,50 per week
M (2/3 p.) € 10,- per week
L (4 p.) € 15,- per week
XL (5-6p.) € 20,- per week
Opening times garden shop & terrace:
Season: from May until October
Days: Wednesday & Saturday
Become a volunteer:
Would you like to complete your (theoretical) study with some hands on experience? Join the volunteer group! We work with a team of volunteers, including some English speaking students. You’re welcome to join the days and amount of hours that fits your schedule, yet we prefer that they are fixed days, so we can manage the amount of people working per day. Feel free to ask for more info: email@example.com
May – November: Monday – Saturday (between 8:00 – 17:30)
October – April: Mondag – Wednesday (between 9:00 – 16:30)
Would you like to celebrate your graduation in the garden? Have a lunch meeting with a study group? Or have a guided tour where you can ask all your questions?
That’s all possible! You can rent the garden as location for graduation, (birthday) parties, weddings etc. We also give guided tours and provide catering (lunch and / or dinner) with local, seasonal products. For more info, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Here you can find the google maps with the location of the garden