Apremont: A French Folly (Small Books of Great Gardens) by Claire de Virieu, Gillies de Brissac and Gabrielle Van Zuylen
8vo. pp. 79. profusely illustrated with photographs by Clarie de Virieu. hardcover boards. dw. New York: The Vendome Press, .
ISBN-10: 086565204X/ ISBN-13: 9780865652040
from the Small Book of Great Gardens Series.
The Floral Park of Apremont, in the heart of France, was opened to the public in 1977. It is a fairy-tale setting in which a towered castle rises over a flower-frilled medieval village on the bank of the Allier River. Its owner, the celebrated landscape architect Gilles de Brissac, has knit villages and castle park together with theme gardens, mixed borders, flowering shrubs and trees, cascades, a succession of lakes, and a series of architectural follies. This manual explores the Gardens through photographs and text, and includes garden maps, plant lists and practical information on visiting times and best seasons.