Friday flowers & Claude Monet
I adore waterlillies or Nénuphars as they are called in french, there is just something about them that is magical.
We are lucky enough to have the waterlilly gardens that inspired the fabulous and of course french artist, Claude Monet.
They are called Jardin des Nénuphars Latour-Marliac and are about a 45 minute drive from Maison No. 20.
Besides the beautiful water lily gardens, you will also see the beautiful ponds and lakes that inspired Claude Monet.
A Panel from Les Nympheas at the Orangerie in Paris
The gardens also house a small museum, exotic glasshouse, bamboo garden, lake and Japanese bridge.
Over 90 per cent of the hardy water lilies in existence in the world at the end of the 19th century were created in this landscaped haven of peace and quiet which covers some 2.5 hectares.
There is also a fabulous restaurant with a lovely view of the gardens, where they serve my favourite Foie gras du Sud Ouest, served with baguette toasts and cranberry sauce and other local delicacies, that this part of France is so famous for.
Photo: Jardin des Nénuphars Latour-Marliac -Café Marliacea
For more about the gardens and also the relationship bewteen Claude Monet and the founder of the gardens, Joseph Bory Latour-Marliac, please visit the Jardin des Nénuphars Latour-Marliac website.
On Saturday I am participating in Paink Saturday and will also be announcing details of my giveaway, pink of course!