i was planning to do this post a few weeks ago when i was in paris, seemed fitting since it’s all about three french gardens. gardens from the book ‘private gardens of the fashion world‘. gardens of iconic tastemakers pierre bergé, loulou de falaise, and hubert de givenchy– that’s a line up even if you aren’t blogging from paris.

enjoy a trip back to france, a trip to three sensational gardens. all three gardens are elegant creations of color, texture, line, shape and form. those of us who love a garden and the process of creating one can appreciate the dedication, passion and constant love a garden needs, and we also know what it gives.

speaking of giving, this book is very special- a very special gift from my brilliant friend bruce budd. there are few books i don’t have and this was one of them. thank you bruce for the gift, the gift of thoughtfulness and kindness.

please enjoy my gift of three french gardens.

photographs by claire de virieu.

Pierre Bergé- Chateau Gabriel in Deauville


Loulou de la Falaise- The Vexin


Hubert de Givenchy- Le Clos Florentina





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