Jacqueline van der Kloet

Garden Designer

Jacqueline van der Kloet designed the spring bulb display for Lurie Garden. The initial design was conceptualized and added to the garden in 2006. After almost 15 years, Jacqueline refreshed and refined her design in 2019. Spring 2020 has been revealing our revitalized Spring Display.

Jacqueline van der Kloet is an internationally-acclaimed garden designer and one of Holland’s best-known gardening authorities. Her garden designs are well known for being stylish and eclectic, with a relaxed, spontaneous feel that belies the artistry behind her plant placements.

Her naturalistic bulb planting technique was developed in her home garden – combinations of flower bulbs are first mixed together then handfuls are gently tossed and are planted where they fall. The result is a seemingly random pattern, as if planted by nature. Her most recent book is A Year in My Garden in which she chronicles the monthly developments in her home garden, which is a source of joy and a site for design experimentation.