“Reflets de Jardin is a private garden on a 5000 square
meter site, inspired by English-style gardens, with 2000
different plants, rare trees and shrubs, some of them with a
remarkable growth or astonishing bark, maples, conifers,
magnolias, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, rosebushes, perennials
Next to a terrace wich invites you to contemplation, a body of water displays its many varieties of water lilies. The deck surrounding it allows you to wander by the water.
Numerous different plant species transform the garden as the seasons go by."
How did botanics,
this « pleasant past-time » as Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote, become a passion ? The first plot of land of 1200 square meters acquired in 1990 simply needed planting. Inspired by a plan designed by a landscape architect we started planting while developing a keen interest in horticulture.
Horticulture from : Hortus « garden » and culture « culture » soon led us to visit tree nurseries of rare plants and haunt flower festivals in search of unique specimens while learning from specialized books.
To the initial plot, another 800 m2 were added in 1994 then an extra 800 m2 in 2004, then 2200m2 in 2012 where the body of water was made in completed with a terrace shortly after and a deck surrounding it and allowing to wander close to the watesurface. Latest parcel of land, new setting, another garden to come...
Embellished with many and always different plants, some small collections come out. The planting of rare trees and shrubs, of conifers and perennials, of textures and colors, of barks reflected in the water create pure emotion wich is the print left by this garden.
Alchornea davidii, Asimina triloba, Betula alleghaniensis et utilis albosinensis ‘pink champagne’, Broussonetia papyrifera ‘golden shadow’, Cytisus battandieri, Indigofera kirilowii, Lindera obtusiloba, Liquidambar styraciflora ‘palo alto’, Meliosma veitchiorum, Diselma alcherii, Microbiota decussata ‘carnival’, Picea abies ‘acrocona’, ‘gold drift’, ‘rydal’ et sitchensis ‘aurea’, Pinus contorta latifolia ‘chief Joseph’, Magnolia acuminata ‘busey’ et ‘flamingo’, Magnolia Daphne, Magnolia grandiflora ‘brown velvet’, Magnolia virginiana ‘moonglow’ are among the last plantings.