The beautiful Le Jardin Plume in Normandy

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The Quibels bought these seven acres of flat, sheep-grazed orchard in 1996. After several months, the master plan for the garden was ready it had to be a garden in the French formal style but with a planting in a modern mix of grasses and perennials with a natural wild look.

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Patrick & Sylvie prefer strong lines and bold structure like for example the strong shape of the hedges wich are also essential against the strong wind here.

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Each part of the garden has it’s own different atmosphere, In many parts of Le Jardin Plume we see swaths of modern meadow planting: tall, transparent, feathery mixes (which inspired the name Le Jardin Plume) of Thalictrum and Veronicastrum, Sanguisorba and Calamagrostis grasses.

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Patrick and Sylvie like small groups, and to repeat the same plants in different combinations to get a more natural aspect.

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Photography; Allan Pollock-Morris.       www.lejardinplume.com

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