i started the week talking about the upcoming spring season and gardens. i know everyone is ready for spring, so let’s go back to the topic of gardens. let’s visit hubert de givenchy’s gardens at le jonchet, his countryside home a few hours outside of paris , and there’s no better person to give us a tour than my friend john yunis. 

i’ve introduced all of you to john and his instagram a few times. if you do not follow him you should. he takes us on tours daily of the most magnificent homes throughout the world. 

so here we are in the gardens of le jonchet. first we get to see the potager which was modeled after mount vernon. i sure would love to have a cutting garden, a vegetable garden, and a potting shed that looked like this (you know givenchy and bunny mellon were best friends, can’t you see the similarities in their potting sheds?)….

….then we head back near the house and see the parterres, the formal gardens, probably the most noticeable part of givenchy’s gardens.  they have been photographed a lot and are all over pinterest, 

it really doesn’t get any better than this. like all of you i’m longing for spring and hoping someday to have garden’s like givenchy’s.

thanks again john- love your tours and your instagram!




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