Jean-Philippe Teyssier, landscape architect, takes us on a journey to discover the most beautiful gardens in France and Europe.

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Tresco Abbey Gardens

Gardens Near and Far episode 45 – Tresco Abbey Gardens

Gardens Near and Far episode 45 – Tresco Abbey Gardens: Augustus John Smith - 26 years old rich aristocrat decided to sow a subtropical garden, the “Tresco Abbey Garden”. The Scilly archipelago can be found in the Celtic sea, off the coast of England… The windy island of Tresco saw Augustus John Smith arrive at the beginning of the nineteenth century.     Augustus John Smith studied the miserable living conditions of the English population. Ideologically close to the utopian…

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Gardens Near and Far episode 44 – Taman Ujung

Gardens Near and Far episode 44 – Taman Ujung

Gardens Near and Far episode 44 – Taman Ujung: Built between 1912 and 1921, the floating gardens of Taman Ujung are the work of King Anak Agung, the last king to govern the region of East Bali.     Although Indonesia was then under Dutch rule, the kings of the provinces continued to exercise local power. The place was carefully chosen for the presence of sacred water sources beneath a lake that opens onto the sea. It was the king's…

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Read more about the article Gardens Near and Far episode 43 – Sezincote
Gardens Near and Far episode 43 – Sezincote

Gardens Near and Far episode 43 – Sezincote

Gardens Near and Far episode 43 – Sezincote: At the heart of the English countryside in Gloucestershire, north-west of Oxford, the Sezincote estate houses a surprising dwelling. It is the work of the Cockerell brothers – British aristocrats of the end of the eighteenth century.     Sezincote’s history is one of family. Right as they came back from India where they spent long years serving the crown, the Cockerells acquired the estate in 1794. The house was then no…

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Gardens Near and Far episode 42 – Sacro Bosco

Gardens Near and Far episode 42 – Sacro Bosco

Gardens Near and Far episode 42 – Sacro Bosco:  The Sacred Grove, a mysterious garden to the North East of Rome, was created in the 1550s by Vicino Orsini, Lord of Bomarzo, who worked on beautifying it until his death in 1584.     He drew inspiration from the Etruscan civilisation but in a style that was closer to Mannerism, a trend at the end of the Italian Renaissance that refused the traditional rules of harmony and imitation of nature.…

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Gardens Near and Far episode 41 – Rosendal

Gardens Near and Far episode 41 – Rosendal

Gardens Near and Far episode 41 – Rosendal : Sprawling on 5 hectares, Rosendal is a food and flower garden at the heart of Stockholm. It has been in perpetual evolution for 200 years: it is a model garden for Sweden. The exceptional nature of the Rosendal garden is explained by its situation in the city; it is located in the island of Djurgarden – which is 27 square kilometers large – flanked by the waters of the Baltic sea…

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