Issue 5, Pleasant Place, 2024, 18 x 24 cm, 44 pages, PB
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Mien Ruys was one of the most influential garden designers of the 20th century. You don’t know her? Fear not, we got you. Follow the Grion-tile road and discover the beautiful life and work of this garden icon.


Including:
Mien Ruys: Designing the Dutch garden - an introduction by garden designer and author Julia Crawford into Mien’s life, designs and awesomeness.
This is a border - How to create a fabulous border with some of Mien’s favourite plants.
A garden like mine made her completely nervous - We talked to Pien van der Stadt, who worked alongside Mien Ruys for twenty years.
Kleine stadstuintjes - Five artists interpret the canvas of a small urban garden plan. With Farida Sedoc, Sigrid Calon, Frédérique Albert-Bordenave, Nicole Martens and Vera van de Seyp.
Dear Mien, - a personal account by designer Bonne Reijn, who spent his earliest years with his great aunt Mien.
A set of garden miniatures by Carlyn Westerink.


The cover is an archival photograph hand coloured by Pleasant Place, the inside cover is by Chae Eun Rhee, and graphic design is by fanfare.
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