Inspiration: Bois des Moutiers

August 15, 2016

Bois des Moutiers, in Varengeville-sur-Mer, Haute-Normandie, France, is a quintessential example of the British Arts and Crafts design.  The estate is the work of the famous Arts and Crafts designers, architect, Edwin Lutyens and garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll.  Unique in France, the house and gardens date from circa 1897.   The gardens relate closely to the rooms within the house.

This close relationship between the interior and exterior spaces is an inspiration and a characteristic of the integration of the architecture, landscape and interior disciplines found in the work of Curtis & Windham.  The richness of plant palate of Jekyll’s border gardens has been an inspiration for border gardens in many landscape projects.