Gardens of wonder


In the most beautiful gardens of the world art and nature seem to merge naturally. Ernst Veen, former head of ‘the New Church’ and the Hermitage Museum of Amsterdam, realizes a lifelong dream in creating this 6 part series Gardens of Wonder, by crossing the globe in search of impressive estates full of spectacular art.

In a quest through the South of France, Italy, Norway, the United States, Brazil and New Zealand, Ernst Veen finds out what’s the story behind these estates. These are places where art-loving, wealthy individuals have integrated art and nature into an extraordinary ‘tableau’, often created in cooperation with renowned artists.


Director Paul Kramer
Presenter & Idea Ernst Veen
Editor in chief Paul Beek
Executive producer Judith Reuten
Producer Dexter van der Voorn
Cinematography Martijn Tervoort
Consultancy & script Gijs van Tuijl
Script Mariëlle Bleekrode
Sound recordist Marc Frinking, Manuel Reichert
Editor Rinze Schuurman
Geluidsmixage Studio Allee