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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She was there before. That taaaay house is an act of plagiarism.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More a matter of honouring a tradition, I would have thought.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a stunning garden, I love it! Thanks for the last photo. It looks a good bit bigger than ours but very similar.

Love the snakes too!

Just watching a news feature on BBC - there has been a 'wonderful' crop of apples this year (in England) due to the lovely summer they've had! Ah Razz Razz Razz . Mine are so poor I'm not sure I could make an apple pie out of them. Looks like they actually had a summer in France too. What happened to ours?

More photo's please.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These photos are from Le Manoir de Kerlédan. The chateau is, in my opinion, horrible, a late C19/C20 monstrosity built by someone with more money than sense. But the grounds are huge, 200 acres extensively planted with rhodos and azaleas. Well worth seeing in spring. Major redevelopment is on going in gardens. Hydrangeas good now. I've included pics of an installation by a Japanese artist in the impressive canal and of the Jardin Romantique.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you will like the last three, Sue, given your current project!
The glass balls are full of water and strange patterns appear inside them, due to the reflections on the surface of the canal and their shadows on the bottom. The curvature of the glass magnifies the effects. They are lit only by daylight and the overall effect is both beautiful and intriguing.
The artists inspiration was to symbolise the relationship between the tiny amount of fresh water and the rest.on the planet
There has been a lot of specially commissioned art for garden on thi trip but I haven't mentioned it before.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've packing to do. Tomorrow we go to Jardin de kerdalo the to Lannion for lunch then toward Jardin Botani otanique n botanique lunch . Later we go Botaniquen
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right, that's some water feature! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. Amazing what you can do if you've got a quarry with a stream in it at the end of your garden!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for all the stunning photos I think I too would love a holiday like that and in the sun. Thanks for taking the time out to report back to us Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These photos are from the last garden we visited, on Friday. It was an amazing place and a fitting finale to a great week. Some of the 'rooms' are arranged by region e g 'Austral', others more to do with types of planting: lilies or irises or rhodos. Look at the website of Le Jardin du Pellinec.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for transporting us to these gardens through your great photos
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see any veg! It's just not a garden without veg.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you not spot Le Marrow
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where where?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the compliments on my photos - it's amazing what you can do with the camera in an old iPhone 4! But the real compliments should go to the gardens owners, for their vision and to the dedicated workers who keep these places looking so good. They are Remarkable Gardens, indeed.

From Wikipedia:
Remarkable Gardens of France
The Remarkable Gardens of France is intended to be a list and description, by region, of the more than three hundred gardens classified as "Jardins remarquables" by the French Ministry of Culture and the Comité des Parcs et Jardins de France. The complete list of gardens can be found on: site of the Comité des Parcs et Jardins.
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