Born in Haarlem, the Netherlands
27 October 1944
Public space 'Leuvehoofd' Rotterdam with DS+V.City landscape architects (2010)
'Ichtushof' public space. van Egeraat architects and DS+V landscape architects.(2010).
Westerkade Rotterdam planting design with Okra landscape architects. (2010).
A public and convalescence garden at the Reumaverpleeghuis in Rotterdam. (2002)
Maximilian Park, Hamm. Perennial meadows. 6000 sq.m. (2011)
Art project in the Gräflicher Park at Bad Driburg in coöperation with Thomas Kellein
from Kunsthalle Bielefeld.
Art project for RUHR 2010 at Bottrop Ebel with Gross.Max
The 'Dream Park' in Enköping near Stockholm in Sweden. (1996)
A harbour promenade with seating areas in Sölvesborg an old town in the south of Sweden.
A planting design for the new gardens in the trägårdsföreningen park at Göteborg. (2007)
A small public park in Skärholmen a suburban area in south-west Stockholm.
Hortus Conclusus with Peter Zumthor at the Serpentine Gallery in London.(2011)
Hauser and Wirth. Landscape and gardens for their new gallery in Bruton, Sommerset. (2014)
Pensthorpe Waterfowl Trust in Fakenham, Norfolk. (2000) revised in 2009.
Two 150 meter long borders for RHS gardens at Wisley, Woking in Surrey. (2002)
A 4 acre walled garden at Scampston Hall, North Yorkshire. (2004)
A 15 hectare large site in a historic landscape park near Stoke on Trent together with fellow landscape architect Tom Stuart Smith. (2005)
A design for 'Pottersfield', a small park on the board of the Thames next to the Tower Bridge with Gross.Max landscape architects from Edinburgh. (2007)
A 2 acre private garden in West Cork. (2006)
Entrance for the botanical garden in Toronto with Martin Wade landscape architects. (2006)
Lurie garden at Millennium park downtown Chicago with Landscape architects Gustafson,Guthrie and Nichol from Seattle. (2001)
Together with Saratoga landscape architects I did a horticultural master plan for 'The Battery' at the tip of Manhattan in New York. We created the 'Gardens of Remembrance' and the 'Bosque' which is a 6000 sq. meter area under plane trees. (2003-2005)
The 'High Line' in New York, with Field Operation landscape architects. (2009)
Goldman Sachs new headquarters in New York with Ken Smith landscape architects. (2009)
Nantucket Island - A 14 acre residential design with Field Operations landscape architects.(2007)
2012: Skärholmen, Stockholm, Perennial Park. Rewarded for its outstanding high aspirations in cultivating outdoor invironments in poorly maintained million program communities
2012:Honorary Fellowship of the RIBA for developing radical ideas in Planting Design.
2000: A Gold Medal and title Best of Show at the Chelsea Flower Show in London for a garden I designed with Arne Maynard, commissioned by Gardens Illustrated.
2002: The Gold Veitch Memorial medal by the Royal Horticultural Society with in recognition of services given in the advancement of science and practice of horticulture.
2004: Award for Excellence in Design from the art commission of the city of New York .
2009: Dalecarlica Award 2009 given by the Swedish Park commissioners for the valuable contribution and inspiration to the development of park and garden art in Sweden.
2010: By the Association of Professional Landscape Designers the award of distiction for 2010 in recognition of that individual’s unique contribution to the profession of landscape design.
2010: Lucy G.Moses Preservation Award. In recognition of the planting design for the restauration of the High Line.
2010: European Garden Award for the contribution on Trentham Gardens,Stoke on Trent, England and the High Line, New York, USA
2010: Special mention for the garden at architectural Biennale at Venice.
Millenium Competition for a garden downtown Chicago (Lurie garden). (2001) with Kathryn Gustafson and partners from Seattle. Installation of the planting was in June 2004.
The 'High Line' New York with Field Operations, Diller, Scofidio + Renfro. (2005)
2011:Co-Teaching at Harvard Graduate School of Design (USA). Workshop in Januari-March and May.
2013: Visiting professor at the department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield.