Am I a Monument? The Planthunter asked? (2020)
Waldeinsamkeit, Estate Wildenburg, Wingene, Belgium
Photo’s by Chantal van Rijt
To erect a monument is to pinpoint a specific fragmant of history, the moment we want to remember so we can forget the rest.
The Planthunter can perhaps shoot roots there, amongst supposed members of his own species.
Let us never forget that it was most probably the desire to display an exotic plant for which the aesthetic garden as we know it emerged.