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Visit of the Viels-Maisons Gardens

Visit of the Viels-Maisons Gardens

Here is an "inspired" garden, the idea of ​​which was given to its creator one day when she was wondering how to make the pretty Romanesque church of Viels-Maisons better known and known. By creating a garden on its doorstep of course! The idea was there, remained to give substance to the project. For this, Bertrande de Ladoucette and the landscaper Sonja Gauron build on what already exists - including many remarkable trees and uneven ground - to shape not one, but several successive gardens: parish garden, English garden , romantic garden, wild garden ... The specificity of the place? A feminine atmosphere that emanates from the work of the two creators, and also and above all the feeling of walking under the benevolent gaze of the charming church, made even more beautiful since roses and dahlias bloom under its stained glass windows.

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CRT de Picardie While working on his garden project, when planting the 2,000 boxwood trees which were to draw the beds, Bertrande de Ladoucette was led to revert to his first intention: the garden will not be a French garden, but a priest's garden "in" the design of a French garden. It was enough to think about it…

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Lasseron Philips Is it because it was thought by two women that it floats in the garden of Viels-Maisons a feminine spirit of which many visitors testify?

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CRT de Picardie The garden hosts a nice collection of hydrangeas: "Sargentiana", "Annabelle", "Quercifolia Snowflake", etc.

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CRT de Picardie The most important thing for Bertrande de Ladoucette, every morning of the summer, is to go and cut the faded roses and dahlias before the arrival of the first visitors.

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CRT of Picardy. S.Bellet In the parish gardens of yesteryear, flowers were planted to decorate the church and provide remedies. The tradition is respected here through roses, santolines, lavenders ... whose scents intermingle and perfume in the early morning.

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J.P. Wilson The garden is designed according to a perfectly symmetrical arrangement, like that of a book that could be folded along the axis of the central alleys, in alignment with which is the well.

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J.P. Wilson In this beautiful summer light, the tone of the roses recalls those of the charming Romanesque church still visible in the background.

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J.P. Wilson The color of the garden furniture is inspired by that of the blue hostas that grow nearby. A nice way to ensure the perfect integration of the furniture in this natural setting!

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J.P. Wilson In December 1999, the garden paid a heavy price for the storm. We had to prune the fallen trees, and then look to the future. This was done in the most original way possible, through the creation of a small wood dedicated to the 23 grandchildren of our gardener. The principle is simple: each tree has its tree name and the name of the small child who adopted it.

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J.P. Wilson For Bertrande de Ladoucette, the greatest reward for daily labor is to see the smile of visitors as they walk through the gardens.