Garden of a villa in Saint Tropez

Close to the sea, a large garden combines two properties by the interplay of pathways and split levels. Forming its very soul, hundred-year-old stone pines conceal the Mediterranean. Over-run by agapanthus and valerian, an avenue of blue and white flowers leads to the house at the top of a hill.

The Greek Garden takes its inspiration from the house's white walls, with earthenware jars, olive trees, bougainvillea in abundance and grey-leaved plants covering the ground.

Precise and well-ordered, the Myrtle Garden, a brick pond where water murmurs at intervals, is enhanced by a row of potted myrtle ball trees on a carpet of Stachys lanata.

Stylish and private, the outdoor seating area has arbours overflowing with luxuriant jasmine and honeysuckle.

Embellished by a decorative pond, the aptly-named Great Terrace is edged by wrought-iron railings designed by Dominique Lafourcade.

"Pergolas buckling under the weight of climbing roses, shady gazebos, a kitchen garden mixed with flowers for cutting, an Italian-style garden with citrus beds, a Yellow Garden for all seasons... everything speaks of abundance."

Then there is the lush Lower Garden, planted with lavender and rosemary, surrounding the pool. 

A copse of eucalyptus and cypress enlivened with blue and white flowers forms a link between the two estates. Another infinity pool looks out to sea.

A multi-faceted garden, designed as an undulating transition between the house and the Mediterranean.