Why would you visit a garden without flowers? Now you know that in the eastern world, you have zen gardens, rock gardens (not music), bonsai etc. And in the west most people might associate gardens being adorned with flowers to some degree. What if we were to tell you that gardens in France are mostly designed not to have flowers in mind?
Would you believe us?
Actually we did not believe ourselves too. At least not when we started out driving all over France. And of course we made a sweeping statement. Not ALL gardens in France are without flowers. It is the concept that flowers are not a centrality – that is key!
In this essay, we want to share with you some gems of French gardens that we discovered through our driving journeys. They have been painstakingly built to be enjoyed throughout the year. Thus flower gardens that you might find less attractive in the depths of autumn and winter, you will still be able to find solace within these creations. Many of them can be found within the beautiful manorial palaces and homes of the former aristocracy.
Take a tour of le jardins du France and tell us if you like them!