Two world wars and the intervening crisis years did not stop John Bergmans growing into an expert in the field of plants and garden architecture.
John Bergmans (1892-1980) was the son of a garden master on an Antwerp estate. During World War I, he fled to the Netherlands. From approximately 1928 until his death he lived in Oisterwijk. In 1929 he married Coby Visser, daughter of architect and building contractor Jan Visser. Coby attended the Huis te Lande horticultural school for women in Rijswijk and she enthusiastically participated in her husband’s work.
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