Born into a family of enthusiastic gardeners, she has wonderful memories of the family home near Paris where she spent part of her childhood.
She remembers her grandfather, his magical garden combining the practical and the pleasurable with its rose trellis, spring blossom, hothouse, red berries, vegetable garden and henhouse. Planted with hundred-year-old trees, it was a place of timeless enchantment.
After attending the Camondo School of Interior Design in Paris and rubbing shoulders with creative and artistic people, her passion for outstanding garden design was helped and encouraged by her husband, Bruno Lafourcade, who was equally passionate about architecture; together they developed extraordinary projects that are always in keeping with the surrounding landscape.
She draws her inspiration from nature and the Mediterranean maquis or scrubland.
For several years now, Dominique has been training her assistant Aurélie Pezier in the art of garden design, as she strongly believes that the transmission of knowledge is an important part of her work.
Dominique describes herself as "not a landscape gardener, but an artist-gardener".
For the international press, she is the embodiment of the Provençal art de vivre.