Monday, June 25, 2012

My Other French Garden Crush

 

Trading in haute couture for horticulture, Nicole de Vésian, the retired fashion stylist from the House of Hermes, spent the last ten years of her life dressing La Louve (her own personal garden) and several others with her signature sense of style. Hers are gardens of textures, shapes, scents and stones.  She preferred a garden  devoid of flowers, in harmony with the land on which it grows. She advocated using the plants growing wild on the surrounding hillsides including Cypress, Laurel, Arbutus, Rosemary and Thyme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All images above by Clive Nichols

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For more information on the Gardens of Nicole de Vesian and more of Clive Nichol’s beautiful photographs you might want to purchase the latest book by Clive and Louisa Jones http://www.amazon.com/Nicole-V%C3%A9sian-Gardens-Modern-Provence/dp/2742797343

 

2 comments:

  1. Absolutely enchanting! I especially love the look of pea gravel and manicured evergreens - it's so classic and always "haute coutoure"! :)

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  2. What fabulous gardens...take my breath away!

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