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Jardin des Volieres
Parentignat, 2002
Created for a private château (c. 1707) in the Auvergne region of central France, the focus of this garden is a water “rill” 70 feet in length. Flower parterres are oriented along the rill, adapted to the asymmetrical shape of the space. Summer finds a profusion of prairie flowers blurring the formal composition with blossoms, textures and movement. In winter, the garden becomes a sober composition of water, gravel and stone suited to the French garden tradition and this listed historic monument.