Large irises, a French specialty
From the creations by the internationally renowned Richard Cayeux to little known cultivars by collectors and enthusiasts, great bearded irises are a source of an extraordinary palette of creativity throughout France.
Provence Heritage 1
The timeless charm of the Bastide de Romegas
Epitomizing the spirit of the country estates surrounding Aix-en-Provence, the Bastide de Romegas has preserved the atmosphere of the pleasure gardens of 18th century Provence.
Provence Heritage 2
La Chabaude, a Luberon dream
This highly stylized garden designed by landscaper Philippe Cottet is a model of simplicity and refinement. Many nuances of green and grey are brought into play, using a wide range of plant types and geometrical effects.
Trees for Spring
The irresistible flowering of ornamental cherry and apple trees
The fleeting moment of their flowering marks the definitive arrival of spring: ornamental cherry and apple trees deserve a place of honour in every garden.
Flowers Across the Seasons
La Mothe garden, a touch of unruliness
This garden in the Aveyron region is a blend of English and French garden traditions, with a pleasing nod to topiary art.
A Romantic Stroll in Italy
Ninfa, a garden for eternity
Located south of Rome, Ninfa is a veritable romantic gem of a garden that shows off all its harmony in the month of April, when the cherry trees in full blossom scatter their petals with every light breeze.
Designing a small garden using a water feature
Intersecting axes and water are ways of bringing a touch of imagination into a small garden and changing how space is perceived.
A Garden by Artists
An interior open to the Normandy sky
Dominique and Benoît Delomez’s garden in Athis-de-l’Orne, Normandy, takes you on a path that winds through a dreamlike series of scenes composed of greenery and highlighted by sculpture.
Aquilegias, also known as columbines, are enchantingly simple. Aquilegia vulgaris is available in a variety of colours and comes back loyally every year without worry or fastidious care.
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