Achille Duchï¿½ne was the son of Henri Duchï¿½ne, himself a well-known restorer of French gardens. He worked on Vaux le Vicomte, Le Marias, Champs sur Marne and Courances. In England he designed a water garden for the Blenheim Palace. By 1935 he had concluded that there was no future in designing great parks for the aristocracy and wrote a book on The Gardens of the Future (Les Jardins de l'avenir) in which he suggested they would be smaller and more functional. The Duchï¿½ne style was Arts and Crafts in the sense of taking an old tradition and using it inventively and with close attention to construction and planting details.
Gardens designed by Duchene (Duchesne), Achille