The versatility of Holland's landscape gardeners is introduced here through the work of 19 leading practitioners. Apart from private gardens and estates, many of their assignments are for public spaces. After all, there is an immense need in the city for high-quality spaces of this kind, such as squares, promenades and parks. It is the landscape gardener's task to find the ideal combination between stone and greenery. Urban and ecological functions are also being combined more and more to form attractive 'working landscapes', while recreation is moving discretely into natural areas.