Photo by Maarten J. Eykman

This summer, you’ll have a chance to take a closer look at the gardens of Utrecht. Sunday 7 July is the date of this year’s garden festival, when gardens throughout the city will be transformed into intimate open-air theatres. Sit outside with the grass tickling your toes and enjoy free performances given by local talent, from singer-songwriters with golden vocal cords to amazing acts by theatre-makers. Every artiste will perform three 30-minutes acts. The festival is free, but a small donation would be appreciated.

> 7 July, various gardens around the city