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John Bergmans (1892-1980), garden architect and plantsman

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15 januari 2019

A new book has been published about John Bergmans, one of the many garden and landscape architects from the TUiN collection of the Special Collections. Bergmans' entire oeuvre with 1,000 drawings of more than 600 gardens, parks and other green areas is described in the TUiN database. The collection can be consulted at the Forum Library.

The book by Marianne van Lidt de Jeude and Johanna Karssen-Sch├╝├╝rmann, is an extensive description of the work of John Bergmans (1892-1980). Bergmans worked mainly in Limburg and North Brabant, from the mid-1920s to the mid-1960s. He designed both elite villa gardens and public green for the working-class housing of the State Mines and the Philips company, recreational parks and botanical gardens. Bergmans was a thorough plant connoisseur and also a prolific writer on perennials and rock gardens.

Ontwerp beplanting bij woninggroep Versilienbosch Heerlen, 1938
Ontwerp beplanting bij woninggroep Versilienbosch Heerlen, 1938
Aanleg en beplanting openlucht-theater Passiespelen,Tegelen, 1937
Aanleg en beplanting openlucht-theater Passiespelen,Tegelen, 1937

John Bergmans' work with approximately 1,000 designs for 608 private or public gardens, parks and other green areas is described in the TUiN database. The drawings and their related documents can be consulted in the Special Collections reading room in the Forum Library.

The book 'John Bergmans (1892-1980), tuinarchitect and plantenkenner' can be borrowed from the Forum Library.