A few weekends ago we made a stop over on the way to a friends wedding in the Loire Valley at Monet’s Garden in Giverny. We drove down via the Eurotunnel, and this was a stop off that was just a bit more than half way.
Giverny is one of the loveliest garden villages I have ever seen and Monet’s garden, complete with his famous water lily pond & bridge is every bit as beautiful as the paintings. I think we’re all familier with the paintings, but,what is more impressive, is that he created the gardens first- and then painted them. I always think that creating a garden is like making an artwork, but a bit more random, and constantly evolving.. and often a bit surprising.
I could go on, and on about how gorgeous it was, but instead, I’ll just post here a small selection of the photos I took.
I was truly inspired by my visit and will definitely be back again, especially now I know that it’s not too tricky to get to from the UK…. and that it is on the way to the Loire and all the warm hospitality & delicious organic wines we discovered there.
See? So inspiring. every little corner, including random windows and broken down sheds. We were in a bit of a hurry to get on to the festivities planned later that day for the wedding we were going to, so didn’t manage to take a look inside Monet’s house.. but I promise you, we’ll be back.
Monet’s Garden is in my top 10 of inspirational gardens. The colours! The borders! The way different aspects move from one to another, and even though it was teeming with tourists, it still felt tranquil & calm…. amazing.
Tell me your favourite garden to visit. I’m on the hunt for more inspiration.