The gardens were made by Henk Gerritsen and the Anton Schlepers, guided by Mien Ruys gaden design philosophy of 'a wild planting in a strong design' and remembering the beautiful flower meadows of Central and Southern Europe. Plants were obtained from the nursery of Piet Oudolf. Henk Gerritsen explains the design principle as follows: 'What is straight, should be curved, what is curved, should be straight. Meaning: in a garden where everything is straight, the walls or hedges around it and the path through it, the secondary landscaping should be curved: sloping or freakish paths, hedges, lawns or borders and the other way around: in a freakish or shapeless garden the secondary landscaping should be straight, in order to obtain a harmonious image.' and 'Plants that can't live without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides don't belong in my garden.'