Monthly Archives: July 2013

To France with Hillier’s – 4

If Giverny lacked structure, then the next garden made up for it. Fifteen years ago, Patrick and Sylvie Quibel bought an apple orchard with some attractive old buildings a few miles from Rouen. They set up a plant nursery, and … Continue reading

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To France with Hillier’s – 3

The next day we went to see Monet’s Garden.  Friends I spoke to before our trip had been there already – “It’s beautiful but very crowded”- they said.  So, as we headed up the motorway toward Giverny we didn’t regret … Continue reading

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To France with Hillier’s – 2

After lunch in Dieppe we drove to a house called Le Bois de Moutiers. It’s unique in being the only house in France designed (in 1898) by the English architect Edwin Lutyens with garden planting by Gertrude Jekyll. It has many … Continue reading

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To France with Hillier’s – 1

We’ve just come back from a fabulous garden-visiting trip to Normandy. This is our third holiday organised by Hillier Nurseries. Our previous outings were to Scotland and Kent, and all have been equally good. It’s convenient, as we only have … Continue reading

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