I wrote about this garden on the GardenVisit website, but here I can post many more pictures and give a better overall feel for what the father and son duo of landscape architects are trying to do at Sericourt. Located in Picardie, France near the fields of Azincourt and Flanders, Yves Gosse de Gorre and his son have created a garden full of topiary poetry and symbols that explore the nature of man in this battle scarred land.
An amazing find in the heart of Picardie, not far from the lovely walled town of Montreuil which is full of illustrious restaurants and hotels. (Have a look at Chateau de Montreuil, la Grenouillere and the less Michelin-endorsed but equally delicious son of: Froggy’s – away from gastronomie and back to gardens..) the Jardin de Maizicourt has been created since 1989 by the current bubbly owner Catherine Guévenoux, w
I vividly remember my sense of injustice and disappointment when a university tutor dismissed the French Romantic poetry I was raving about as ‘cliché’. I had only just met it, and I thought it was wonderful. Please then, go to see this wonderful garden before it becomes cribbed, copied, and eventually clichéd. It is so new and so original, yet the formula is old, because this garden takes the best principles of the past and a
How do you describe a garden made in the memory of a daughter who died at nineteen? Romantic hardly seems appropriate, and yet this garden is not a sad or tragic place at all. The enormous energy and empathy of Angelique’s mother Mme Gloria Lebellegard is everywhere evident. Since her husband died she tends to the garden they created together almost alone. The style is romantically abundant, with paths to follow through