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

Read more about the article Gardens Near and Far episode 30 – Gravetye
Gardens Near and Far episode 30 – Gravetye

Gardens Near and Far episode 30 – Gravetye

Gardens Near and Far episode 30 – Gravetye: This garden, located in the south of England, reveals a wild side of nature, with its abundance of flowering perennials. It was designed by champion of the “wild garden” William Robinson.     At the end of the 19th century, Robinson, an Irishman, launched a war on regular and geometrical gardens. Close to the Arts and Crafts movement, an artistic movement born in England in the 1860s, he considered that art should…

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Read more about the article Gardens Near and Far episode 29 – Maria Luisa Park
Maria Luisa Park

Gardens Near and Far episode 29 – Maria Luisa Park

Gardens Near and Far episode 29: spanning 34 hectares, the Maria Luisa Park, which is a mosaic of gardens, constitutes the lungs of the city of Seville. It was opened to the public in 1914.     The park illustrates the landscape theories of town planner and botanist Jean Nicolas Forestier, who was convinced of the need for green spaces in cities, at the start of the 20th century. The French architect / landscape gardener arrived in Spain having spent…

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Read more about the article Gardens Near and Far episode 28 – Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh
Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh

Gardens Near and Far episode 28 – Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh

Gardens Near and Far episode 28: The Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh was established in 1670, at the time of the British Empire’s major expeditions.     At the time, botanists travelled the world collecting plants, studying them, and presenting to the public, students and plant lovers.Up until the 16th century, the plants were used in treating disease or for food. Subsequently, they were collected for classification and study, and formed the foundations of botanical science. Landscape architect Jean-Philippe Teyssier takes…

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Gardens Near and Far episode 26 – Domaine du Rayol

Gardens Near and Far episode 26 – Domaine du Rayol

Gardens Near and Far episode 26: the Domaine du Rayol is a surprising 20-hectare garden in which exotic plants live in harmony with Mediterranean scrubland.     Contemporary landscape gardener Gilles Clément gave the garden its current diversity. With his concept of “planetary garden”, he revolutionised the way gardens are perceived. Certain species have adapted to the Mediterranean environment thanks to age-old strategies revealing the incredible intelligence of the vegetal world. Landscape architect Jean-Philippe Teyssier takes us on a discovery…

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Quinta da Regaleira

Gardens Near and Far episode 25 – Quinta da Regaleira

Gardens Near and Far episode 25: created in the 16th century in Sinta, 40 km from Lisbon, the Quinta da Regaleira was a garden for the acclimatization of exotic plants that the Portuguese navigators brought back from their travels to Asia and the Americas.     In the 19th century, a famous owner, Antonio Augusto Carvalho Monteiro, was to make his mark on the place. He added various symbols, mysteries and enigmas for visitors to the 4-hectare garden. The resulting…

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