Le Jardin Plume

Step through a hole in the hedge off a field of stubble and you’ve got the   hallmark of Le Jardin Plume:  simple restraint.  The garden, some 20 years old, was created by the Quibels to bring attention to their nursery.   It is, as you might  guess, a plantsmans’ garden.  Not many minutes in,…

Les Jardins Agapanthe

Monsieur Alexandre Thomas, paysagiste, has taken an idiosyncratic tack with his family garden.  The sobriquet ‘nonconformist’ sticks and he revels in it.  He has two of them,  Les Jardins Agapanthe, mere spitting distance apart across a country lane in Grigneuseville, Normandy.  Each has an etiolated gingerbread house at the core  with planting wrapped and woven…