Near Avignon, Dominique Lafourcade has undertaken a garden redesign. Dominique Lafourcade has drawn an elegant garden which complements the chic countrified style farmhouse restored by her son Alexandre.
Creation of mediterranean gardens near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. In the Alpilles, the radical architectural transformation of a farmhouse by Alexandre Lafourcade means for Dominique : the creation of gardens from scratch. Dominique Lafourcade has created gardens that provide a seamless unity between farmland and village.
March - July 2015
The Chateau de Berne: Dominique Lafourcade brings new life to Relais & Chateau hotel gardens at Lorgues in the Var. In the summer of 2014, Dominique Lafourcade visited the estate of the Chateau de Berne for the first time and discovered a magnificent natural site completely off the beaten track. Stretching before her was an impressive scene -an ocean of vines framed by the hills of the Var. But regarding the hotel gardens there was a lot to do and little time to do it. A total transformation was needed in just five months to create something magical and poetic from four hectares of land while uniting the gardens with the buildings themselves. Today, this well-known landscape artist finds a great satisfaction in her completed work and, above all, in seeing it open to an appreciative public.
Secret Gardens appeared in June 2015, published by Abrams. It was the English version of the book originally published by La Martinière entitled: Secrets de Paysagistes. The book centres on contemporary approaches to gardens across the globe and features thirteen private gardens which have rarely—or never— been seen in any publication. All have been, created by well-known landscape designers including Louis Benech, Fernando Caruncho, Pascal Cribier, Jinny Blom, Dominique Lafourcade and Vladimir Sitta. Whether in France, Spain, Belgium, Germany, the Carribean, the US, Australia or New Zealand, these gardens display an extraordinary horticultural and conceptual diversity.