The Gardens of France

Jardin a Sainte-Adressee by Claude Monet (photo credit: commons.wikimedia.org)

Jardin a Sainte-Adressee by Claude Monet (photo credit: commons.wikimedia.org)

As I was thinking about what to post today, I thought it would be nice to share with you some of the beauty of France – especially after the horrible events in Paris this weekend. (My Garden Wilson’s brother and sister-in-law were in Paris at the time, but they were safe in their hotel when the attacks occurred; and they were able to fly home to the United States the next day. Thank the Lord!) Facebook profile photos are sporting the French flag overlay, so I thought I’d post some photos of beautiful French gardens today. 

I love the symmetry of classic French gardens, don’t you?

Axel Vervoordt in Margaux (photo credit: Veranda.com)

Axel Vervoordt in Margaux (photo credit: Veranda.com)

Look at these beautifully sculpted bushes in this garden in southwest France.

Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Dordogne garden (photo credit: french-gardens.com)

Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Dordogne garden (photo credit: french-gardens.com)

There are so many gardens at Chateau Villandry, I had a difficult time choosing one photo to share. I do think I like the Love Garden best, though.

The Love Garden at Chateau Villandry (photo credit: chateauvillandry.fr)

The Love Garden at Chateau Villandry (photo credit: chateauvillandry.fr)

Not all gardens in France are formal. This beautiful garden in Provence is much less formal, even in its symmetry.

Les Confines (Lafourcade) in Provence (photo credit: theprovencepost.blogspot.com)

Les Confines (Lafourcade) in Provence (photo credit: theprovencepost.blogspot.com)

I love country gardens, and France has her share. Here is a French cottage in Normandy with beautiful landscaping.

French cottage and gardens in Normandy (photo credit: dreamstime.com)

French cottage and gardens in Normandy (photo credit: dreamstime.com)

I love how the French use their stone houses as a palette for beautiful flowers. The flowers and home become one to the viewer.

French cottage garden (photo credit: exeoinc.com)

French cottage garden (photo credit: exeoinc.com)

I hope you enjoyed this small taste of the gardens of France. Vive la France!

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