France In Bloom: The Best-loved Gardens by Stephane BernFrance In Bloom: The Best-loved Gardens by Stephane Bern

France In Bloom: The Best-loved Gardens

byStephane Bern

Hardcover | March 13, 2018

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Draw inspiration from the country’s rich floral diversity in this vibrant tour through France’s private gardens—from the rustic hamlets of Burgundy to the mountainous Alps to the island paradise of Corsica.
 
From the verdant farmlands of Normandy to the tropical oasis of the Mediterranean coast, or from the rolling fields of poppies in Provence to the azalea bushes of the Loire Valley, gardens abound in France. Featuring the full range of garden design styles— traditional French, English, Italian, and Japanese; botanical or romantic; rock or cactus; country or contemporary—this unique tour of France through forty-four private gardens draws upon the country’s extraordinarily rich biodiversity and offers manifold ideas for the home gardener. With their singular passion, the gardeners featured here share tips and visual inspiration—from the Postimpressionist painter who created his own Giverny-inspired water-lily garden to the couple who transformed an abandoned seventeenth-century farm into a garden wonderland with regal topiaries.
 
A medieval garden still flourishes with medicinal, aromatic, and tinctorial plants. Wisteria-laden archways add romance while French boxwood plantings add charm with formal symmetry. The incredible diversity of plants that thrive in France—from honey-suckle to aloe, peonies to irises, maples to cedars, wild herbs to cacti, dahlias to rhododendrons, hydrangeas to roses—offer inspiration for gardeners everywhere.
Stéphane Bern is a journalist for Le Figaro and a popular radio and television personality in France. He is the author of The Best Loved Villages of France (Flammarion, 2014), Highland Living: Landscape, Style, and Traditions of Scotland (Flammarion, 2010), and several biographies of royal families and society figures.
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Title:France In Bloom: The Best-loved GardensFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.75 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:March 13, 2018Publisher:RizzoliLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:2080202502

ISBN - 13:9782080202505

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