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by Nicholas Tomlan Garden Design (France)

Episode 113
2 min / Published

The garden is constructed around a stone pathway leading to two solstice points, which form the main axis of the garden.

On one side of the path, we look towards the sunrise during the summer solstice, and on the other side, towards the setting sun during the winter solstice. This path was called the Heraklian Way.

The garden is planted in gravelly soil, featuring plants adapted to drought and the local environment. The planting will consist of local trees and perennials. All stones and gravel will come from local sources.


The garden is made of 100% local materials, including stones and gravel from nearby quarries or locally purchased.

All the plants are adapted to the Mediterranean climate and were mainly purchased locally.

They were also chosen for their low water requirements. There are no chemicals needed in this garden.

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This episode is part of the Festival des Jardins 2023 series
Podcasts 06
Podcasts by Département des Alpes-Maritimes
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