Green Geometry

In the sixteenth century Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henry II, commissioned a garden for the picturesque Chateau Chenonceau. A century later Catherine de Medici added her own smaller, more private garden. I’ve long adored these highly sculpted formal gardens, and the botanical prints they inspire. The geometric patterns of the prints are highly decorative; indeed I find them almost modern in their bold, symmetrical shapes.

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