Monday, December 22, 2008
If you gaze out of the window of a Renaissance chateau in Ambleville, just a few kilometres away from Giverny, France, this extraordinary garden is what you will see. Designed in the Italianate manner, it draws inspiration from numerous Italian sources ranging from a 16th century fresco in the Villa Borghese to Gamberaia, a Renaissance garden in Florence. Lovely in all seasons, it is in winter that it acquires an otherworldly beauty, a frozen enchantment awaiting the warmth of spring. Scanned from a vintage copy of Marie Claire Maison.