Photo of the Day: 2 February 2012

Photo: Knstrct PHOTO OF THE DAY 2 FEBRUARY Jardin du Marqueyssac (The Gardens Of Marqueyssac) "Comfortably nestled into the hills...

Photo: Knstrct

PHOTO OF THE DAY
2 FEBRUARY


Jardin du Marqueyssac (The Gardens Of Marqueyssac)

"Comfortably nestled into the hills of Perigord are the Gardens Of Marqueyssac. The gardens were planted in 1861 by Julien De Cerval. De Cerval was a maniacal gardener who gave the last thirty years of his life to build Marqueyssac. Boxwoods were chosen as a key plant of the garden because of their fullness, robust texture, and radiant green color. Every path in the garden was put there with an acute intent, what seems accidental and whimsical, was in fact carefully thought out. De Cerval, and the gardens care takers after, wanted to create a romantic experience for the garden’s visitors where they would get lost within the paths and enjoy the organic shapes of the plants. In recent years the gardens and nearby castles went under a full renovation to restore De Cervals early dream of the garden and bring people from all over the world to witness it."



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