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A garden with just one species...
Ten years ago it was a negelected waste. A new owner, who listened carefully to gardeners made it one of Europes most appreciated gardens: the hanging gardens of Marqueyssac.
In fact, that's a bit strange because 22 hectares are merely occupied with just one species: boxwood. If you care to count: you will find 150.000 pieces. However, even the reviewer of French Gardening, a self declared fan of lots of flowers, admits these gardens are certainly worth a visit. As he states: ,,While pruned boxwood is usually synonymous with rigid, symmetric, geometric forms, those of Marqueyssac are sculpted into organic, abstract undulating forms that suggest gentleness, suppleness, and unity with the landscape.''
If the boxwood becomes to much, you may still enjoy the fantastic view over the Dordogne river, which offers no less then three castles.
Just one question: why are these gardens called 'hanging gardens'? All boxwood really seems to be where it should be: down to earth.
Posted by Peter on february 17, 2006 at 07:34 AM
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