The Sussex farmhouse and garden created by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant
The argan tree (argania spinosa) is perfect for a harsh environment, surviving heat, drought and poor soil.
J’aime le concept de “Jardin en mouvement” de Gilles Clément.
L’art des Jardins était mon projet d’étude aux Beaux-Arts dans les années 90.
Dan Pearson designed the Sackler Garden at the heart of the Garden Museum overlooking the cafe.
I visited Grasse in Provence during my teens. I still had vivid memories of the roses garden and of the perfume factories. I wanted to go back there with my family and make our own fragrance.
I came across the Kapok trees in Kenya. I was amazed by the spike like thorns of the trunk.
The villa’s initial commission asked for a “small, interesting house to live in” in Hyères, South of France.
The carob (Ceratonia siliqua) is a flowering evergreen tree or shrub in the legume family, Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated for its edible pods, and as an ornamental tree in gardens and landscapes.
In Brittany, you can stay in a Kerterre: hobbit like houses made of lime and hemp created by Evelyn Adam, a sculptor and architect.
Cistus or Rockrose is my favorite plant, I have planted 15 in my garden. It was lucky, not knowing that they thrive into poor soil. It reminds me of my holidays in Provence when I first visited Grasse as a teenager.
Barbara Hepworth museum in St Ives is wonderful, being able to see her studio, through windows, is a privilege…
The Baobab is native to the African Savannah where the climate is extremely dry and arid. It is a prehistoric species which predates mankind.
A Giant bird landed in Madrid Palacio de Cristal and left a rather strange nest for us to admire.
Just by chance, we saw the most amazing exhibition this summer.
It is Noah’s Ark as Rossiniere resident called it. You have to be a good hiker to visit this enchantress garden.
In the nursery, plants are cultivated for the botanical garden or for experimental research. The alpine garden is open daily from May through October, depending on snowfall and road conditions.
There is a secret place called les yourtes de Domette where we spent unforgettable happy days.