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Prinsentuin, Groningen

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The Prinsentuin (English: Prince's garden) or, Prinsenhoftuin is a garden built in renaissance style that is located in Groningen, behind the Prinsenhof.

This Garden consists of a rose garden, a herb garden, a part with berceaus and a sundial on the wall above the entrance.

The letters 'W' and 'A', the beginletters of stadtholder Willem Frederik of Nassau and his wife Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau, are planted in the Prinsentuin to, using hedges.

On the side of the Turfsingel the garden is fenced of by a high wall. On one side you can still see a bit of the blu wall, that once stood optop of this wall. The blue wall, That was attached in the French period, had to avoid that people threw drinks over the wall when the Prinsenhof was a militair hospital. Nowadays a tea house is settled in the building.

The Prinsentuin is also known because of the annual event Dichters in de Prinsentuin (English: Poets in the Prinsentuin), where known and unknown poets read out their poems in the open air.

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  • An oasis in the middle of the busy town. History and nature meet. We were lucky to visit in the middle of rose season, as there are many sorts there. 
    An oasis in the middle of the busy town. History and nature meet. We were lucky to visit in the middle of rose season, as there are many sorts there.  more »
  • This is a beautiful little oasis in Groningen. A quiet tranquil garden. And a lovely place just to sit and take time. The gardener's do a fantastic job it's beautiful.. the rose's smelt lovely... 
    This is a beautiful little oasis in Groningen. A quiet tranquil garden. And a lovely place just to sit and take time. The gardener's do a fantastic job it's beautiful.. the rose's smelt lovely...  more »
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  • A beautiful botanical garden in the heart of the city definitely worth a visit of you are in the Groningen area. For me the most fascinating aspect of the Prinsentuin beyond the well manicured plants and flowers is the sundial clock near the entrance. I could spend hours puzzling over it, trying to figure out how to read the time via the three different methods available. You should give it a try too!
  • Small, beautiful garden to visit. I loved the rose garden inside it and the other smaller gardens which were surrounded by plant covered pathways, it was beautiful and there were few kids playing hide and seek there, looked like fun

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