La Louve Garden BONNIEUX

The garden was awarded the status of 'Jardin Remarquable' (Outstanding Garden) in December 2007 and is planted with a variety of species, arranged in a succession of terraces. Stone elements play an important design role - with stone balls, stone angels and pebbles from the Durance river. There are also a number of wooden benches designed by Nicole de Vésian, offering visitors space to reflect.

La Louve is a complex garden that blends wonderfully with the surrounding countryside - 'the borrowed landscape,' using a restricted range of plants. Its beauty is partly due to the play between the green foliage and landscape.
La Louve was designed and created by Nicole de Vésian, a designer at Hermès who specialised in textiles and turned to gardening later in life. She purchased La Louve in 1986 as a village house with a plot of south-facing wasteland. Over the course of ten years, she transformed the space into a complex work of art, combining stone and topiarised scrubland plants, and thus transformed La Louve into a true Provencal garden. As she turned 80, Nicole de Vésian decided to build a new house, with a garden on a single level, near the top of the village. She then sold La Louve to Judith Pillsbury, an art dealer from Paris and garden expert, who has tended the garden like a curator.
Nowadays Sylvie and Pascal Verger-Lanel maintain the character of each one of the four major garden spaces, replacing plants when necessary with total respect for the original design and layout.

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84480  Bonnieux
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Longitude: 5.306029
Latitude: 43.821712

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