String Gardens

String Gardens in the spring photographed by Annelie Brujin

This morning I awoke uncharacteristically early (4:30am!) and alert and couldn’t for the life of me fall back to sleep. So, I enjoyed a little viewing of the sunrise, got to work on a couple of client projects for my design company Hello Hello Hi, then perused Pinterest for a good twenty minutes who thankfully updated their Terms of Service.

I have a project in mind that I want to try in April that involves string art, so I browsed Pinterest for inspiration and didn’t expect to come across Fedor Van der Valk‘s String Gardens (pinned by Laura Hubbell). While my project doesn’t involve gardening, I couldn’t resist sharing these incredible photos of Fedor’s String Gardens throughout the seasons.

String Gardens by Fedor Van der Valk in the winter photographed by Rose Sharon

^ Photos by Roza Sharon


I love it when form meets function and Fedor’s self-supporting string gardens fit that bill perfectly. Visit to find out what inspired Fedor to create the string gardens.

String Gardens by Fedor Van der Valk photographed by Anne Dokter

^ Photos by Anne Dokter


These pieces are perfect for indoor or outdoor use and topsy turvy’s can’t hold a flame to these beauties. If you’re in Amsterdam, these are available for purchase at a shop called Pompon. For those of us who live elsewhere, we’re left to admiring these wondrous works of functional ar via the internets.

String Gardens in the summer and fall

^ Summer photos by Paul Barbera / Fall photos by Anne Dokter


Curious about how Fedor tends to these gardens? Check out thes whimsical instructional illustrations by Elsa Dray Farges on the String Gardens website.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

4 replies on “String Gardens

  1. These are also available in Melbourne from a nursery in Richmond called Glasshaus.

  2. I really like these hanging plants, as I like the idea of growing plants in non-conventional ways. That’s one of the reasons I like hydroponics. Some of those shots though look very magical.

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