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Paintings, Pools and Plants at Giverny – Lasting Impressions

Paintings, Pools and Plants at Giverny – Lasting Impressions

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Painter Claude Monet created his now world famous garden at Giverny in Normandy where sunlight, fresh air and the interplay of light reflected on his canvases

Nature & Durer

Nature & Durer

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During the medieval period (C6 – C13) hundreds of varieties of flowers were introduced into Europe via the Crusades. Secluded gardens provided a secret place for lovers away from prying eyes. ‘I found her in an arbour, sweet, under a bough’ is the sort of phrase that opened many a…

Finding Paradise on Earth

Finding Paradise on Earth

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From the earliest times gardens were associated with shade, running water; fragrance and fresh produce and therefore represented peace and prosperity. Each visit to a garden is a unique experience because its plants, ornaments, views and garden buildings appear in a sequence that can never exactly be repeated ever again….