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...continued from page 30RHS Rosemoor: North DevonTel +44(0)1805 624067RHS Wisley: SurreyTel +44(0)845 260 9000 The UK’s leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. The four ‘all seasons’ gardens offer special events and lectures for garden enthusiasts throughout the year.Rousham House & GardenOxfordshire OX25 4QU Tel: +44 (0)1869 347 110 Email Rousham and its landscape garden should be a place of pilgrimage for students of the work of William Kent (1685-1748). Rousham represents the first phase of English landscape design and remains almost as Kent left it, one of the few gardens of this date to have escaped alterationRousham GardensFranceVaux-le-VicomteMaincy 77950 Tel:+ 33 1641 44190 Email: chateau@vaux-le- This is the Castle garden that so enraged Louis XIV that he had its owner imprisoned. The King then hired its designer Andre Le Nôtre, to make something bigger and better for himself – Versailles. Many visitors disagree the later was better.Chateau de BrecyBrecy, Normandy Tél : +33 (0) Email :lesjardinsdebrecy@ Web The greatest charm of this 17C residence lies in its terraced gardens surrounded by stone balustrades and statues. The site is a listed National Monument (1650-1675). ‘Garden of Note’ award.Château de Bagatelle75016 Paris Passy / Bois de Boulogne Tel: +33 (0)1 53 64 53 80 / 53 82 Enchanting garden mid 19C, offering an orangery, Japanese water garden, an internationally famous rose garden and finally an English styled garden by gardener Thomas BlaikeVersailles78008 VersaillesEmail: Web: Tel: + 33 1 30 83 78 00 In 1661, Louis XIV commissioned André Le Nôtre with the design and laying out of the gardens of Versailles which, in his view, were just as important as the Château The Gardens are the ultimatein the French formal style, combining geometrically aligned vistas, grand ponds, pavilions and mythological statuesVersaillesFondation Claude MonetGivenchy 27620 Tél : + 33 (0)2 32 51 90 31 Email: reservation.groupes@ Web: www.fondation-monet. com For over 40 years, Giverny was Claude Monet’s home, the gardens his inspiration. The gardens are composed of the Clos Normand, with its flowerbeds, and the Water Garden, planted with oriental vegetation and weeping willows, its Japanese bridge painted green and its water liliesChâteau de Champs- Sur-Mare77420 Champs-sur-Marne Tel:+33 (0) 1 60 05 24 43 Web:.www.monuments- nationaux.frReopened this spring , the Château which is 18 km to the East of Paris has grounds with an 85-hectare park which combines two garden styles normally considered at odds with one another: the regular French-style garden, and the more rambling English gardenLa Villa & Gardens Ephrussi de RothschildCap-Ferrat, 06230 Tel:+33( 0)4-93-01-33-09 Once part of the empire of the richest man in Europe – Rothschild, the Villa has 9 stunning themed gardens surrounded by sculptures and fountains. Themes include Spanish, the Japanese and the Florentine gardens.Japanese Garden © S.LloydGermanyNymphenburg Palace Gardens80638 München Tel:+49 (0) 891 79 08-0 Fax +49 (0) 891 79 08-6 27 Email:sgvnymphenburg@bsv. The grounds originally Italienesque, were beautifully transformed and expanded in the 17C. Imposing statues of the Greek Gods oversee verdant lawns and large, crystal-clear ponds. Diverse flowerbeds and roaming birds add flair.Garden Kingdom of Dessau-WörlitzKulturstiftung DessauWörlitz Schloss Großkühnau 06846 Dessau-Roßlau Tel: + 49(0)3 40 / 6 46 15-0 Email: Web: www.gartenreich.comGardens and Lake at dawnHere there are six palaces, seven historic parks and gardens and innumerable smaller structures embedded in this fascinating cultural landscape. Meadows, woods, dykes, lakes and rivers invite the visitor for walks, bicycle tours, horse riding, gondola trips and ferry rides!Sanssouci ParkMaulbeerallee, 14469 Potsdam Tel: + 49(0)331-9694202 Email:besucherzentrum@spsg. deWeb: www.spsg.deA UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rococo style palace sits on top of a terraced vineyard, overlooking 700 acres ofroyal gardens; designed after Versailles, the ornate gardens are filled with temples, marble sculptures, fountains, and a Chinese tea house.Mainau Island in Lake Constance78465 Insel Mainau Tel: +49 (0) 7531 / 303-0 Fax: +49 (0) 7531 / 303-248 Also called the “Island of Flowers”. Features both tropical and subtropical plants thanks to Mainau’s mild climate. There also a butterfly sanctuary, an arboretum with 500 exotic trees, and an Italian rose garden with pergolas, fountains, and sculptures.HollandHet LooNear Apeldoorn Tel +31 (0)55-5772400 Email: This grand 17th-century European Baroque garden, which is on a relatively small-scale with gorgeous parterres, was created in the 1680s as a forest hunting lodge for the future King William III of Englandcontinued on page 32...G I V E RN YFONDATION CLAUDE MONETTHE CLAUDE MONET'S GARDENS AND HOUSEOPEN EVERY DAYOPEN EVERY DAYFROM 9H30 TO 18HST	ST FROMA(lPasRtILad1misTsOioNnO17VhE3M0B) ER1TH ST FROM MARCH 29 TO NOVEMBER 1FROM 9:30 AM TO 6:00 PMSHOP IN THE"ATELIER DES NYMPHÉAS"(last admission 5:30 pm)CALL: +33 (0)2 32 51 28 21CALL: +33 (0)2 32 51 28 21FAX: +33 (0)2 32 51 54 18FAX: +33 (0)2 32 51 54 18Restaurant: LES NYMPHÉAScontact@fondation-monet.comCALL: +33 (0)2 32 21 20 31 FAX: +33 (0)2 32 51 15 75www.fondation-monet.comwww.fondation-monet.frAnimals not allowedYou can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at and Parks in Europe

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