• Plant graphics

    Plant graphics

    Variations on an Olive Grove

    Designed around the Hôtel Muse in the Var regions, this olive grove is laid out in a series of wide terraces and is embellished with over 200 Mediterranean plants. This appealing composition shows the diversity of species available for planting in dry conditions.

  • Summer freedom

    Summer freedom

    Gardens as Art Galleries

    Land Art shows, cultural happenings and other art exhibitions are taking place in parks and gardens throughout France this summer. Find out about what is going on in each region in our Garden Events sections. Gardens can be art galleries…

  • Ingenuity


    A Captivating Discovery

    The garden at Grand Launay, in the heart of Brittany’s Côtes d’Armor region, is a perpetually growing creation. Tucked in a woodland environment, the garden designed by Jean Schalit unfolds from room to room like a long path of initiation.

  • Naturalist design 2

    Naturalist design 2

    A structured yet supple garden in the Averyron

    In this private garden, landscaper Christophe Valayé strikes a balance between the species best adapted to the site’s natural conditions and a precise plan that makes the most of the site.

  • Naturalist design 3

    Naturalist design 3

    Perennials for Creating Large Volumes

    Here is our selection of tall perennials that give structure to flowerbeds and that mix fabulously with trees, decorative grasses, summer bulbs and more…

  • Naturalist design 1

    Naturalist design 1

    Contemporary Compositions at the Jardins du Temps

    This ambitious garden in Alsace mixes large perennials in a composition inspired by nature and by the work of the Dutch landscaper Piet Oudolf.

  • Garden discovery

    Garden discovery

    in Northern Ireland

    Both in the Belfast area and further north, the charms of Northern Ireland’s gardens are many. The most imposing is undoubtedly Mount Stewart, preserved with care by the National Trust, but many surprises also await off the beaten track at private gardens where amateur  gardeners welcome visitors with just as much enthusiasm.