The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 3: European Gardens (500AD-1850)

French garden designers

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292. Of artists in gardening (artistes jardiniers, architectes des jardins), there are a number in France, chiefly resident in Paris. Girardin, Morel, and Delille may be considered as having established the principles of gardening in France, as an art of design and taste; but it does not appear clear that the artists in general have caught their principles.