The house of the Parc du Bois des Moutiers was created f... - Secret World

Route de l'Eglise, 76119 Varengeville-sur-Mer, Francia

by Mikaela kelly


The house of the Parc du Bois des Moutiers was created for Guillaume Mallet by Sir Edwin Lutyens and is built in the Arts and Crafts style for which Lutyens is reknowned. To help him with the garden he collaborated with Gertrude Jekyll as he did quite often.The result is a wonderful garden and park with the added benefit that the 12 hectares are in a peaceful valley running down to the sea. Another benefit is the acid soil which allowed the planting of numerous rare species including Himalayan rhododendrons, Chinese Azaleas and more. The Normandy climate means that these have grown magnificently too and there are rhododendrons which are 10 meters high. The park also has a lot of roses and hydrangeas and so summer too offers a lot to see. Near to the house are beautifully planted flower borders full of perennials, roses and small shrubs. The colour scheme is predominantly blue and white with accents of pink.