Brains behind the lands

There are a few sole proprietors for infamous french gardens that bring thousands of visitors to its luxurious steps. One of the more famous and highly revered gardeners was Andre Le Nôtre who became known as the gardener who created the Garden of Versailles and the gardens  of Champs-Élysées. The Garden of Versailles initially built for King Louis XIII’s superintendent of finances. After the kings superintendent of finances was accused of embezzlement the king made Le Nôtre, Contrôleur Général des Batiments (general controller of buildings). Another notable landscape architect was Jean Charles Adolphe, who went on to design many elaborate gardens such as the gardens of the Champ-de-Mars below the Eifel Tower, Parc de Buttes Chaumont and  the gardens of the Tuileries Palace. While Le Nôtre became famous for his elaborate designs that were soon to become French Contemporary garden designs, he was not the one who invented the designs. Instead he incorporated many emerging landscaping styles in Itany and the rest of Europe. These two men are responsible for the true elegance that french gardens command upon walking onto the grounds. 


One Reply to “Brains behind the lands”

  1. Magnifiqué! Trés bien! J’adore let jardins du France. Bravo!

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