Neighbors’ grass is always greener
garden for/from the neighbourhood

For years a piece of land had been lying fallow at the intersection of The Hague’s Joseph Ledelstraat and De Constant Rebecque-straat. An eyesore for many people, which led to the idea in early 2012 to do something about it together.

After several meetings of the initiative group* the following program of requirements and wishes emerged: space for growing vegetables / fruit, playing / learning, meeting / relaxing and a stage for cultural performances / film.

Designer René Jansen approached MIXD and together they set to work to create the design, raise the necessary funds and realize the implementation.

It became ‘t Gras v/d Buren, a garden for and from the neighborhood, but also for the many passers-by who use the De Constant Rebecquestraat that connects the center with the Regentessekwartier neighborhood.

Initiative group
Neighborhood residents, Theater Zeebelt, municipality of The Hague district Segbroek, foundation Boog, residents organization BoReVa and breeding place DCR.

The project was financially made possible by
Staedion (owner of the land), Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Fonds 1818, Piet Oudolf Groen in de Buurt Fonds, Stichting Doen, Municipality of The Hague, Segbroek district.

Den Haag
< 200.k
Public garden
Buurtbewoners, De DCR, Gemeente Den Haag, diverse subsidienten
Fundraising, design and implementation / guidance
René Jansen (initiatiefnemer & co-ontwerp)
Er ontwerpt & Janneke Hendriks (ontwerp logo en website)
Buurtbewoners en
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