It’s fortunate for us that Danish gardener Claus Dalby is a regular on Instagram, since he can no longer claim to be Scandinavia’s best kept secret. In Claus, the discernment and drive of Martha Stewart is seasoned with the jollity of Alan Titchmarsh, and yet so much more.
Not content with being watched by 20 million viewers and seeing his books filling up the aisles of supermarkets and garden centers, Claus is expanding his presence on the world wide web. He is a force of nature fully deserving of a global, post-Danish audience.
Join us for a spring preview of Claus Dalby’s Nordic garden:
Photography by Claus Dalby.
Above: Claus is a prolific writer of best-selling garden books, with his own garden providing constant inspiration. His book on spring gardens (Forårshaver) starts at home, though there is so much else to see that we don’t linger here after Chapter One. A quick browse of Klematis, the publisher which he co-founded in 1985, reveals some of his vast output, all of it tempting and all in Danish.
N.B.: This post is an update; it was first published on February 6, 2017.
For more Nordic garden inspiration, see:
- Required Reading: New Nordic Gardens
- Patio Furniture: Colorful Outdoor Armchairs from a Danish Designer
- Garden Visit: Mette Krull’s Danish Greenhouse