Everything is a question of perspective. Here it is focused on an ordinary plant, a creeper that is most often found along old walls next to footpaths: ivy.
The garden opens up before us much like a romantic scene, set on tuffeau stone in ruins. The silhouette of an ivy leaf is portrayed horizontally, while this same plant covers the walls in different ways, horizontally and vertically. The advantages of ivy go way beyond its appearance. Its ability to fix to mineral substances makes it a symbol of strength. Birds feed on it, meaning it is a sign of protection. A stone path winds its way between the three mounds of grasses that ripple in the wind, playing with varied perspectives to showcase the whole of Mother Nature in this small space. Moss, stones and perennials highlight the sophistication of ivy, adorned with its subtle shades: touches of green and light, bringing yellow and blue to the picture.
Just like this tenacious ivy, the garden invites us to come and experience the feeling of time passing us by.
Her grandmother was a florist and she’s the granddaughter and daughter of nurserymen, so it was only natural that Michèle followed in the footsteps of this family of plant lovers. She studied landscape design alongside Jean-Bernard Guillot and together, they started their own company on the banks of the Loire. Jean-Bernard and Michèle have been working in this constantly evolving sector for 40 years now. Their company took part in the garden creations for the very first Festivals. They are keen participants in their trade union (UNEP) and are always looking for innovations and to meet other professionals.