Agapè is the Ancient Greek word for unconditional divine love. From Homer to Khalil Gibran, from the dawn of humanity to the present day, love has been a constant preoccupation among human beings. It invades their dreams, burns in them like a sacred fire. It is felt as solace and frenzy alike.
This garden invites visitors to travel between its multitude of banks, tender and impassioned alike. In love’s green bower, the rustle of foliage awakens the senses, for love, according to Plato, also comes in a physical form, Eros. Philia, the love of another’s mind, is the third form of love the philosopher recognised. Walking through this garden, a prayer for their beloved may perhaps form on lovers’ lips...
Paradise could be seen as selfless love, an ode to love for love’s sake!
An adventurer at heart and a plant lover, Pierre-Alexandre Risser designs havens of greenery that are good places to live in. For nearly 30 years, he has been putting his creativity and knowledge of the plant world at the service of city-dwellers, by transforming gardens, terraces and balconies into soothing, cosy and friendly spaces.
Playing with shapes, volumes, colours and textures, he twists the constraints of urban areas to create plant settings which look incredible no matter the season. Wherever they are, his gardens invite you to reconnect with the rhythm of nature and rediscover the charms of outdoor living.
After making his name as the specialist in city gardens and terraces, Pierre-Alexandre Risser is now continuing to develop innovative solutions for these types of areas. He also designs exceptional gardens and temporary gardens for companies and travels the world to lay out gardens of all sizes.
Since 2003, Pierre-Alexandre Risser has been co-organising the Jardins, Jardin aux Tuileries garden show. In just a few short years, this event has established itself as the outdoor design and gardening event in the heart of Paris. He is also on the jury of the Carré des Jardiniers landscaping and gardening contest at the Salon Paysalia exhibition.