September 7, 2021

— De botanische revolutie - Centraal Museum Utrecht

Work from The Miracle Garden is on show at the exhibition De botanische revolutie at the Centraal Museum Utrecht. 11 September 2012 - 9 January 2022.

February 4, 2021

— Metropolis M

Be Realistic
Written by Laurie Cluitmans

July 24, 2021

— Miracle #08 in Budapest

Miracle#08 is on view at the exhibition Garden of Delight in Budapest.
Together with 25 artists, photographers and designers from the Netherlands

June 21, 2021

— Amsterdamprize for the arts.

The Miracle Garden was nominated for the Amsterdamprize for the arts! For the categorie work of the year.
I have been nominated together with the documentary series 'Klassen' by Sarah Sylbing en Ester Gould and The Hmm, a platform for internetculture.

April 21, 2021

— New column in Het Parool

In the new PS- column Four seasons I photograph The Miracle Garden and I describe what I see in the garden each week.
Read more.

March 6, 2021

— Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds

The Miracle Garden and specifically the project 'Flowerwalls' for the AMC is being supported by the Prins Bernard Cultuur Fonds /Tijl Fonds.

November 22, 2020


Annet Breure has a podcast Herbal Tales.
"Herbal Tales reconnects you with plants, their stories are part of our cultural and spiritual heritage. Bringing to live again history, symbolisms and the use of plants throughout the ages and across the world. Listen, smell and taste the stories. Learn about folklore and modern scientific findings on a variety of plants."
She intervieuwd me in the garden about the garden. You can listen to it on Spotify; Plantenverhalen ( in dutch)

March 28, 2020

— Het Parool

Cover for the magazine of Het Parool

July 5, 2020

— Het Parool

'Fotograaf Hans Aarsman maakte een plattegrond van 441 beelden in de stad', Jan Pieter Ekker, Het Parool

April 20, 2020

— Metropolis M

Micro Art Initiatives #30: The Miracle Garden van Elspeth Diederix
Written by Lotte van Gein.

June 10, 2020


'Paradise is a little garden in the Erasmuspark' written by Hans den Hartog Jager voor het NRC.

May 26, 2020

— Miracle2 #06

The sixth poster of the Miracle2 series is visible now in Amsterdam!

March 18, 2020

— Miracle2 #05

Out now in the city of Amsterdam to brighten up your days!

March 7, 2020

— Ongetemd in Museum IJsselstein

Op 7 maart opent de nieuwe expostie, Ongetemd - Toekomstbeelden van mens en natuur. Laat natuur zich temmen? Museum IJsselstein onderzoekt dat de komende maanden in deze tentoonstelling. Kunstenaars die meedoen zijn oa.
Elspeth Diederix, Tanja Engelberts, Ienke Kastelein, IngeMeijer, Naomi Mitsuko Makkelie, De Onkruidenier, Johan Rijpma en Koen Taselaar
De vernieuwde website van The Miracle Garden gaat tijdens de opening online. Er staan alle nieuwe planten in en meer beelden en informatie over deze planten. De site gaat nu mee met de verschillende projecten die in The Miracle Garden ontstaan.
Gedurende de tentoonstelling zal ook de 5de poster van de Miracle2 serie in IJsselstein worden verspreid.

November 26, 2019

— Miracle2 #04

The fourth poster from the Miracle2 series is on view in Amsterdam.

November 14, 2019

— AMC artist edition

Each year the AMC ( Amsterdam Medisch Centrum) invites an artist to maken an art edition for their series The Human Form. This is always presented during the medical public lecture 'De Anatomische Les'. Among the other artists that have contributed in the past years are Jennifer Tee, Berend Strik, Danielle van Ark, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Marlene Dumas and Gijs Frieling.

This year I was invited. The images I made for this edition are a preliminary study for the work 'Fowerfields' for which I have been commisioned by the AMC art foundation. It will be realised in the coming years 2020-2024. 'Flowerfields' will consist of images of medicinal plants which I will be growing in The Miracle Garden.

Together with Sabrina Kamstra , curator of the AMC art foundation, we won the Elisabeth van Thüringen prize to realize this work.

October 5, 2019

— The Big Draw in De Baarsjes

I am taking part in the drawingfestival The Big Draw in De Baarsjes. 5 & 6 October.
On Saturday the 5th I will give a lecture in Midwest about the project The Miracle Garden.
Sunday I will give a garden tour.

September 23, 2019

— Miracle2 #03

The third poster of this second Miracle series is out now!

August 11, 2019

— Miracle2 #02

Miracle2 #02 is out now in Amsterdam!

July 3, 2019

— Miracle2 #01

The first poster of the new 'Miracle series' is out now!

May 15, 2019

— New miracle series application granted!

Again the project 'The Miracle Garden' is generously supported by the Mondriaan Fund and AFK!
A new poster series shall soon be seen in Amsterdam.

December 3, 2018

— MIracle #08

Miracle #08 is out in the city of Amsterdam!

November 8, 2018

— Miracle #07 is out now.

October 12, 2018


We were sponsored with hundreds of bulbs by!

September 21, 2018

— Miracle #06 is out now!

August 11, 2018

— Miracle #05 is out in the city now!

July 10, 2018

— De Telegraaf 10 july

Interview with Paola van der Velde in De Telegraaf

July 2, 2018

— Het Parool 2 July

Interview in Het Parool with Kees Keijer

July 11, 2018

— Opium radio 4

A live radio interview with Andrea van Pol airing from the VondelCS in the Vondelpark Amsterdam. Radio 4 programme Opium.

June 23, 2018

— Opening of ‘The Gardens of Elspeth Diederix’

The show can be seen from the 23rd of june till the 30th of september at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam.

June 21, 2018

— Miracle #04 is out now

May 15, 2018

— Miracle #03 can be seen

April 30, 2018

— Springvossen Amsterdam FM

A conversation about 'The Miracle Garden' with Robert van Altena of the radio progamme Springvossen, Amsterdam FM can be found online : Springvossen
( in dutch )

April 11, 2018

— Miracle #02 is out!

At 200 locations throughout the city of Amsterdam Miracle #02 can be seen.

February 12, 2018

— Miracle #01 is out!

At 200 locations throughout the city of Amsterdam Miracle#01 can be seen.

February 2, 2018

— The gardens of Elspeth Diederix

From June 23 - 30 September the exhibition ‘De tuinen van Elspeth Diederix’ will be seen in the Stedelijk Museum of Schiedam. Among other projects she will present a satellite garden of The Miracle Garden.
The Sweet Peas & Morning Glory Garden will be made up of temporary summer annuals. The garden will consist of large flower pots with trellises in the shape of an obelisk. The obelisks will have a sea of sweet peas climbing up them intertwined with Morning Glory of incredible colors and stripes. The underplanting will consist of Eschscholzia, Lobularia and Tropaeolum. It will be a scented forest that you wander through before you reach the entrance of the museum.