Enjoy your French garden


You want to make order triumph over nature's disorder, impose your rhythm over nature's spontaneity. You would like to bring in a piece of Versailles into your garden, adopt the French spirit.

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yew hedge trimmed with roses and hydrangeas behind

A clever balance between the fuzzy and the structured parts gives to this garden a resolutely soothing atmosphere.

Guillaume, our landscaper, at work, surrounded by plants ready to be planted

For you, we have tested and selected a range of plants that will surprise you with its richness and ease of maintenance.

French garden hedge trimmed yew maze


zoom on wild roses of a beautiful pink color

Simple and elegant, this disease-free rose requires little care for continuous flowering from June to autumn.

wheelbarrow, plants and tools, the perfect kit to get you off to a good start

A spade, a shear, that's all you need! We accompany you through all the steps and you will get a taste for it.

close-up on a purple flower

A garden with controlled exuberance! Just what it takes to be surprised by what nature has to offer.

Watercolour of a French garden by Noelle Le Guillouzic

Watercolours (gardens and plants): Noelle Leguillouzic

French Garden by Draw Me A Garden

The French garden, by its history, will give your garden a certain French way of life. Often associated with large residences, it is nevertheless a garden that is easy to live and maintain. A place of relaxation and stroll, playing on order, it integrates shades of green and pink, with sobriety and elegance. Geometric and rigorous, it offers perspectives and powerful optical effects. If you want a piece of Versailles in your garden, we offer you a modernised French spirit, with a clever balance between fuzzy and structured parts.

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You dream of quickly and simply transforming your exterior into a beautiful French Garden? Our gardening creation tool is there to help you! Test our tool for free and discover in a few clicks our design proposals for your future landscaped garden. You will have an overview of your garden over time and the seasons and you can move into your future French Garden.

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Some ornamental plants of French Garden



Shrub with decorative foliage (green and white) and small white flowers.



Shrub with decorative foliage. Abundant golden yellow flowering.



Purple and very dark foliage. Purple-pink flowering.



Bright foliage variegated with golden yellow. Panicles of white and green flowers.



Nicknamed the daisy of the walls. Multitude of small white flowers with yellow hearts and purple pink lapels.

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A little bit of history

General map of the castle and the small park of Versailles

Image: General map of the castle and the small park of Versailles.
Source: Lyon Public Library.

The French garden, or classic garden, was originally inspired by the gardens of northern Italy. Philibert de l'Orme was the first to define the typical organization of this garden through the creation of the Anet Gardens (1536). Jacques Boyceau de La Barauderie, steward of the gardens of King Henry IV, Queen Marie de Médicis and then King Louis XIII, was the first to write about this style in his 'Traité du jardinage, selon les raisons de la nature et de l'art', published in 1638. He worked on composition by designing lawns, flowerbeds, groves and other ornaments that now define the classical style. The first French-style gardens were created in the 17th century by André Le Nôtre. Among the most famous are the gardens of Versailles, Vaux-le-Vicomte and Chantilly.

The classic garden, often of great scope, brings the landscape into the garden while maintaining the concern for formal perfection. The design of the beds, which follows a geometric plan and gives an effect of symmetry, the plant elevations carved to form walls and topiaries, the raised terraces, the water games, fountains and statues in the antique style that punctuate the paths. Everything in this composition and these amenities shows us, through a perfectly controlled and theatrical nature, the spirit of the French garden, namely a taste for the show and the spectacular.