Category: Gardens Near and Far

Jean-Philippe Teyssier, landscape architect, takes us on a journey to discover the most beautiful gardens in France and Europe.

Gardens Near and Far ep. 5 - Blenheim, UK

Gardens Near and Far ep. 5 – Blenheim, UK

In 1705, architect John Vanbrugh and gardener Henry Wise designed the garden in Blenheim, in Britain. It symbolised the political and military power of the Duke of Marlborough. Sixty years later, Capability Brown reworked the estate, reshaping the landscape into the image of a romantic painting. Gardens Near and Far ep. 5 - Blenheim, UK ...

Gardens Near and Far ep. 4 – Bagh-e Fin, Iran

The town of Kashan, in the middle of the desert, 250 kilometres from Tehran, is home to the oldest remaining Persian garden. It was Shah Abbas the Great who ordered its construction in 1587, with the aim of reproducing the gardens described in the Quran, symbolising paradise.    Gardens Near and Far ep. 4 ...

Gardens Near and Far ep. 3

Gardens Near and Far ep. 3 – Babylonstoren, South Africa

Jean-Philippe Teyssier, a landscape architect, takes us on a journey to discover the most beautiful gardens in the world. Set within 3,5 hectares (8 acres) of cultivated fruit and vegetables, the big garden at Babylonstoren is at the heart of the farm. It was inspired by the historic Company’s Garden in Cape Town, which supplied ...

Gardens Near and Far ep. 2

Gardens Near and Far ep. 2 – Agdal, Morocco

Jean-Philippe Teyssier, a landscape architect, takes us on a journey to discover the most beautiful gardens in the world. In this episode, nestled between the Atlas Mountains and the Djebilet desert, the Agdal garden is an oasis of more than 500 hectares surrounded by ramparts, next to Marrakech.    Gardens Near and Far ep. ...

Gardens Near and Far ep. 1 - Villa Gamberaia

Gardens Near and Far ep. 1 – Villa Gamberaia

Jean-Philippe Teyssier, landscape architect, takes us on a journey to discover the most beautiful gardens in France and Europe. Beautiful example of harmony, the garden of the Villa Gamberaia dominates Florence and summarizes the art of Italian gardens.  The park of the Villa Gamberaia retains its Renaissance imprint through the presence of iconic materials ...