The garden was conceived in 1991 by Reichen and Robert, and the flowers were planted by the landscape artist Mark Rudkin
From neutrally colored rooms out to the fields
Created by landscape architect Mark Rudkin, who among other achievements redeveloped the Palais Royal gardens in Paris and was represented at the Chaumont-sur-Loire Garden Festival, the garden of the Giverny Museum of Impressionism can best be enjoyed by wandering along the various paths. A highly structured, contemporary creation, it consists of single colored square beds arranged symmetrically, separated by alternate hedges of beech and emerald thujas (cypresses). The space is divided into "rooms" with warm or cool colors. In the white garden, enlivened by the sound of water from a pool, there is a an area of herbs and a bed of rose trees, followed by blue and pink “rooms” that lead to the west gate of the garden. Here, in a more open area, visitors can enjoy a remarkable view of the majestic hill above Giverny. Beds of flowers and wild plants known as "wild" transition subtly into a poppy field. This area can be seen from the Museum, offering a compelling tribute to one of the subjects most dear to the Impressionists.
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We would like to thank the CG27 for this video, and especially Fabien Anquetin.
Awarded a Remarkable Garden Label
The Musée des impressionnismes Giverny was awarded the Remarkable Garden Label in September 2006.
Established in 2004, the "Remarkable Garden" label rewards gardens and parks, both historical and contemporary, that are particularly well maintained and open to visitors. Today, more than 400 public and private parks and gardens in France benefit from this seal of approval from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, on the recommendation of the National Council for Parks and Gardens. Historic and contemporary gardens, recent creations near castles, gardens displaying collections, public parks and artists’ gardens all contribute to the wealth of France’s garden heritage.
To be discovered at just 200 meters from the museum...
The Claude Monet foundation with the painter’s house and gardens.