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The French Country Garden

New Growth on Old Roots

Louisa Jones

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A beautifully presented look at the French Garden today and the influences of history on new designs


French country gardening has experienced a renaissance in recent years. While the great French heritage still thrives, its traditions now provide inspiration for fresh delights and creative expression.

This book embraces the whole of France, from Normandy to the Riviera, from Picardy to the Pyrenees, revealing the full extent and exciting diversity of the modern French country garden. Little by little, the sedate country style has given way to modern conceptions and technical innovation and experimentation. Nowhere is there a happier harmony of the past, the present and the future.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 25.0 x 25.0 cm

Extent: 176 pp

Publication date: 7 March 2005

ISBN: 9780500285206

Contents List

Introduction: French Gardens Today • I. French Country Gardens • 2. Celebration of the Senses • 3. A Passion for Plants • 4. Formal Fancies • 5. Nature’s Ways • 6. Planetary Perspectives

About the Author

Louisa Jones has lived in southern France for nearly forty years. She is the author of many books on gardens and landscape. She is the author of many books on gardens and landscape, including Kitchen Gardens of France, The French Country Garden, Reinventing the Garden and The Garden Visitor’s Companion. Clive Nichols is one of the world’s most successful flower and garden photographers, and in 2005 was voted Garden Photographer of the Year by the Garden Writers Guild.

List of Contributors

Gilles Le Scanff, Joëlle Caroline Mayer

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