Author(s): Alexandra d'Arnoux; Bruno De Laubadère
An exclusive glimpse into the hidden world of secret Parisian gardens. A hidden landscape lies behind Paris’s urban facades. Whether grandiose or modest, manicured or untended, these secret gardens, rarely seen by casual passersby, are timeless enclaves that provide verdant refuge from the bustling streets. From Hubert de Givenchy’s formal garden, to Kenzo’s Japanese-inspired oasis, or from an exotic hideaway with giant tropical ferns and rare flowers, to a symmetrical topiary menagerie, this eclectic range of urban gardens provides inspiration to the expert gardener and armchair enthusiast alike.
Alexandra d'Arnoux was coeditor-in-chief of Vogue Decoration and Maison & Jardin and editor-in-chief of AD France. Bruno de Laubadere is a garden historian and author of several books on garden design and horticulture They coauthored Terraces and Roof Gardens of Paris and Gardens by the Sea. The late Gilles de Chabaneix was a world-renowned photographer who contributed to numerous books including the Way We Live series.