Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Favourite garden in France

Erignac in the Dordogne region of France would have to be one of my favourite gardens ever visited.
We were inspired 6 years ago by this magnificent family owned garden and decided to return again on our trip to France.
The very simple manoir house sits at the bottom of the garden, in unadorned beauty surrounded by a clay colored gravel which is raked each morning to perfection.  Generations of the same family have lived here for 500 years.
The owner describes this avenue of hornbeams as the Champs Élysées of the Perigord.
we were fortunate this time to have a private tour of the garden by the owner who took us onto the magnificent lawns cared for like precious carpets and see breathtaking vistas of the garden.

The white garden holds white picnics in summer with musical recitals amongst the roses and clipped box hedges.

Again Erignac has inspired us to return to our own garden and continue with our work and aim towards an even highly level of detail and excellence. 

Photos from Erignac.com and tripadviser

1 comment:

  1. a private tour with the owner would take this visit to another scale of pleasure entirely...how fortunate you were!