Sculpture garden

The Singer sculpture garden

The Singer Laren sculpture garden designed by Piet Oudolf opened in June. He had previously designed the forecourt and roof garden of the refurbished museum. The sculpture garden, which is accessible free of charge, contains sculptures by contemporary Dutch artists, all of them on the theme of the relationship between culture and nature.

Spotlight on some of the sculptures

Artist Guido Geelen was inspired by the story of the theft of seven sculptures in 2007. In his sculpture two sheep stand guard over the garden like knights in armour. Judith Pfaelter took the lines in a landscape as her basis, lifting them by an imaginary thread. Bert Frijns placed three sculpted sheets of glass in the grass to form a structure in which a spring plays with the light.

The giant blackberries created by Maria Roosen have an alienating effect in the garden. Roosen produced this piece as part of the Singer Prize 2009, which is awarded by the Friends of Singer Laren once every two years. In 2013 it was awarded to Caspar Berger, whose self-portrait from his Skeleton project can also be seen in the garden.

The Tree Table by Famke van Wijk warrants a separate mention, as it was created in memory of the deceased former chair of Singer Laren, Dolf van den Brink. We also have two new sculptures on long-term loan: Torso by Armando, made in 2005, and Memories of Norway by Mieke Pontier, from 2015.

Visit sculpture garden

The sculpture garden is accessible free of charge, you can book a special package including a lunch. Click here for more information.  

Explore the sculpture garden with the Singer Garden Tour

on your own smartphone

Garden Tour

Interested in the history of the garden, the art, or the design and planting of the garden by Piet Oudolf?

Explore it all to your heart’s content with the Singer Garden Tour. The tour includes an audio component narrated by museum director Jan Rudolph de Lorm.

To use it, simply scan the QR code below and install the mobile app on your smartphone.

If you need help, feel free to ask one of our staff.

Tuintour

Benieuwd naar de geschiedenis van de tuin, de kunst of juist het ontwerp en de beplanting van Piet Oudolf? U ontdekt het met de Singer Tuintour. De tour bestaat o.a. uit een audiogedeelte, ingesproken door onze museumdirecteur Jan Rudolph de Lorm. 

Scan voor gebruik onderstaande QR-code en installeer de mobiele applicatie op uw smartphone. Hulp nodig? Bij de ingang staat een groot geel bord met informatie, of vraag een van onze medewerkers.

 
Tuinrondleiding

Tijdens een tuinrondleiding vertelt de tuingids u meer over het ontwerp en de bijzondere beplantingen. Piet Outdolf ontwierp voor Singer Laren zijn eerste beeldentuin. Wat maakt de Singertuin een beeldentuin en hoe heeft Oudolf daar met de beplantingen rekening mee gehouden? Tijdens een tuinrondleiding ontdekt u het!

We organiseren deze zomer op woensdag instaprondleidingen. Deze kunt u hier reserveren.
Wilt u een aparte rondleiding reserveren, bijvoorbeeld voor een tuinclub? Dat kan natuurlijk ook!

Aantal personen: maximaal 10 personen
Prijs: € 95,- (exclusief museumentree)
Duur: 60 minuten
Te boeken: Het gehele jaar door
Talen: Nederlands, Engels
Reserveren: Wij informeren u graag vrijblijvend over de mogelijkheden. Stuur een mail naar museum@singerlaren.nl, bel 035 5393939.

Zelf een groep rondleiden is alleen in overleg toegestaan (maximaal 10 personen per groep). U ontvangt dan een bevestiging die u bij binnenkomst kunt tonen.

A Piet Oudolf design

Piet Oudolf is a well-known representative of ‘The Dutch Wave’, a movement in garden architecture that draws inspiration from natural plant communities, art and the seasons. Oudolf is known, among other things, for his design for the Highline in New York City and the Millennium Park in Chicago. He has received a number of prizes and awards for his work, including the gold medal for ‘Best in Show’ at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2000. He received the Singer Prize 2018 on 3 June 2018.

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