You'll find a piece of forgotten history in centrally located Flora’s Hof, close to the Dom tower. It's a peaceful green oasis hidden in the inner city. Years ago the medieval Episcopal palace stood here, but the building fell into disrepair and was finally demolished in 1803 leaving a fallow patch of land in the city centre. The Van Lunteren family used it as a city nursery garden for three generations and King Louis Bonaparte even issued a patent for the arboriculturist. The garden's size at present is only a fraction of what it was in 1803. In 2007 Stichting Vrienden (the Friend’s Foundation) turned Flora’s Hof into an attractive place for everyone to enjoy and as a consequence Utrecht now has a beautifully restored 19th-century courtyard.