Claude Monet’s second garden, Le Clos Normand, is the flower garden (see my post on the first garden, the water garden, here). From the one hector of land, Monet made a garden full of perspectives, symmetries and colours. The central alley is covered over by iron arches on which climbing roses grow. Other rose trees cover the balustrade along the house. Claude Monet did not like organized nor constrained gardens. He married flowers according to their colours and left them to grow rather freely – you can definitely see this when you walk down the balustrades in the garden. It is truly an incredible place, so peaceful, so beautiful.
It’s maybe because of flowers that I’ve become a painter. – Claude Monet
For more information about the garden, visit the Fondation Claude Monet website.