5.24.2013

Monet's Garden: Pathways of Gravel for Inspiration

Monet's Garden: Giverny garden in the spring, from Studio, Garden and Bungalow

This view of Monet's garden in Giverny, France is from his bedroom window. Here is a wonderful look at how this famous garden is designed and laid out. Gravel pathways create a soft grid among the flower beds. These plantings are lush green with what seems to be random collections of floral color. There's nothing stuffy or mannered about this show of spring color.