Meet Danish artist Souvanni Asmussen in her childhood garden which became her own garden 16 years ago...
16 years ago a dream came through to Danish artist Souvanni Asmussen as she took over her childhood home in Dronningens Kovang in Fredensborg. With Fredensborg Palace as neighbor and Esrum Lake in the backyard this is the perfect green oasis and a great contrast to the city where she also seeks inspiration.
“Nature is very important to me - I need the silence,” says Souvanni.
Souvanni still remembers how she used to play in the garden as a child: “I have so many good childhood memories from this garden. I almost lived out here and made secret hideouts everywhere. My favorite place was called Little Christiania - a place which I made out of old trash. My parents always knew where they could find me.”
“I like the contrast between digging in the soil and gathering inspiration in the city. To me it is the perfect balance.”
From the foot of the garden runs the Esrum Lake and Souvanni often go for a swim, drink her coffee at the bathing jetty or even go for a small boat trip with her family. “Nature is very important to me - I need the silence,” says Souvanni.
“I love to listen to the threes whispering - I can easily differ between the sound of an elm tree and a birch tree. I think it is part of my dna.”
Want to learn more about Souvanni Asmussen? Check out her Instagram profile @souvanni or souvanni.dk