French Renaissance Garden

History of French Renaissance Garden

The early 15th century saw the concept of Renaissance garden in France develop and seep into the 16th century. French travelers who were captivated by the Italian Renaissance Gardens brought back impressions. Texts such as Alberti’s De re aedificatoria, became texts of reference, along with the writings of Pliny and Vitruvius.  The common favorite Italian features – fountains, groves and bouquets were adapted into the French gardens.

Design of French Renaissance Garden

Topography charts are drawn to break up the land to decide where to lay the lawn, crave the pathway and incorporate a tiny bridge. A land surveyor will map up how the land can be used to the optimum.

  • Property boundaries, as well as fences, walls, have to be marked
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  • Water point to fix fountains, ponds, streams, and swimming pools.

Architecture of French Renaissance Garden

Magnificent Gazebos, sprawling terraces accessorized   with wooden, wrought iron, or teak patio furniture, Renaissance gardens are expensive and tastefully done.

  • Blooming flower beds and herbal gardens are carefully fenced with decorative painted iron or quaint wooden picket fences with a tiny gate.
  • Footbridges are laced with ivy and vines, with the pathway made of colorful gravel.
  • Home gardens with birdbaths, benches and stone cut statues, the Old World style include sundials for that at home feel.
  • Vibrant colors are blended into décor accessorized by outdoor pillows, tableware, and planters.
  • Pot Pouri-Fresh and dried flower arrangements spread that romantic fragrance.
  • Ethnic Terracotta and natural pottery in neutral shades gives the garden a classic touch