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Visit of the Clos joli gardens

Visit of the Clos joli gardens

More than 20 years ago, somewhere in Picardy, a 5,000 m2 plot surrounding a pretty property was waiting for skillful hands to bring it to life. Not only life, but also shape and color. This is what Françoise Radet-Mannerkorpi did, taming this vast space left abandoned, but endowed with solid assets from the start: high walls, a huge magnolia, hundred-year-old lime trees, cypresses and yew trees. Over the years, 5 gardens were born - French, English, country ... - all forming an impressionist ensemble bearing the sweet name of "Clos joli". Let us listen to Françoise presenting her creation: * "My garden is the result of chromatic jubilation. It reflects what I experience when I realize it with my shovel-brush. It moves, breathes, comes alive, always alive and surprising. It is the image of my philosophy: to discover, to offer dreams and happiness, day by day becoming more human. "*

Le Clos Joli


Françoise Radet-Mannerkorpi It is at ground level that spring comes first, by bringing out the daisies and the first bulb flowers. Once the lawn is brightened up, make way for the trees which, like the magnolia in the foreground, are only waiting for some encouragement from the sun to hatch their buds!

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Françoise Radet-Mannerkorpi Spring continues to awaken the sleeping beauties of winter. Here, the flowering of irises and roses the beautiful sultana.

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Françoise Radet-Mannerkorpi Flowering daffodils and tulips around a Japanese maple Autumn Fire, with a silhouette both tortuous and graceful.

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Françoise Radet-Mannerkorpi Autumn and its splendor, with the flowering of the last roses and its generous shrubby mass of asters, helianthemes and grasses.

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Françoise Radet-Mannerkorpi The blue Climax asters are skillfully mixed with the Miscanthus Morning Light grasses.

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Françoise Radet-Mannerkorpi As beautiful as ephemeral, the flowering of a poppy…

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Françoise Radet-Mannerkorpi Here we are in the English garden which shelters intimate spaces, thickets, benches, islets… So many installations and arrangements intended to encourage relaxation.

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Françoise Radet-Mannerkorpi We too forget that a garden changes not only over the seasons, but also over the hours. Here, the warm light of a late summer afternoon accentuates the generosity of the place.

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Françoise Radet-Mannerkorpi Successful symphony of mauve and orange on this trellis which allows the clematis Yvette Oury and the old Alchemyst rose to fly together to the heights.