In the last but one ice age, about 150,000 years ago, thousands of stones were carried south from Scandinavia by a thick layer of ice. Some of these stones, called erratics, came to rest here in Drenthe. Erratics are fragments of hard, ancient rocks, often granite or gneiss but also often formed from many other types of rock. Thousands of them, large and small, lie scattered in this garden. They are remarkable both for their number and their variety.

The stones were collected by Jannes van Echten during a two-year journey through Drenthe. They were donated by local residents and so this is actually a garden created by the people of Drenthe.



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