Kees van der Leer is an economist, historian and former teacher. Besides his publications on Hofwijck, he wrote several books on special persons, houses, country houses and gardens. For a complete list of publications see: www.keesvanderleer.nl. Henk Boers is connected as a hortulanus to the historical gardens of Het Muiderslot near Amsterdam and Hofwijck near The Hague. He has also designed and supervised the restoration and reconstruction of these gardens. Boers wrote several articles about the castle and gardens of the Muiderslot. In 2016, Boers and Van der Leer won the prestigious Ithaka Prize.