Jacqueline van der Kloet

Garden Designer

Jacqueline van der Kloet designed the spring bulb display for Lurie Garden.

Jacqueline van der Kloet became a qualified garden and landscape designer after studies at the Royal Horticultural Institute for Garden and Landscape Architecture in Boskoop, The Netherlands and at the Provincial Institute for Horticultural Studies in Anderlecht, Belgium.

She started her own business in 1985 and initially mainly designed private residential gardens. From the start, she developed a passion for plant combinations, especially for perennials and bulbs, and thus became a renowned plant specialist.

Nowadays, her field of assignments is wide: she still designs the odd private garden, but she also works for city parks, national and international flower exhibitions like Keukenhof and Floriade and for all kinds of other projects which require her experience in plants and bulbs. So far her job ànd passion has taken her to countries all over the world, from Sweden to Italy and from the USA to Japan and China.

Jacqueline van der Kloet lives in Weesp, a small city east of Amsterdam, where she loves to work in her own garden, which is situated on a peninsula in the river Vecht. The garden, ‘De Theetuin’ can be visited all year around.

Besides working as a designer and plant specialist, Jacqueline van der Kloet also is an author. She wrote numerous columns and articles for (garden) magazines and published 9 books so far, of which the latest one, ‘Kleur je Tuin’ (‘Colour your Garden’) just recently has been translated into English.