Le Jardin Plume: Squaring the Circle

  Is there such a thing as a French national garden style? There are certainly some recognisably French garden types; such as the clipped formality of Le Notre, the exuberantly decorative potager, and the regional specificity of the gardens of Normandy or Provence. But can a garden be the epitome of a national psyche? For example, I think the French …

Séricourt: Reflections on War & Peace

  A garden on the theme of war – what would it look like and how would it feel to be in it? It’s not often that a garden poses questions before you’ve even seen it and I have been keen to visit Séricourt, in the Pas de Calais region of France, for some time now. Like many gardens Séricourt …