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Permaculture Garden in France

A wild jungle of beauty and food

Today’s photos are of Brigitte Michon’s “Le Jardin du 7” in a village in Bourgogne, France. The garden is a permaculture jungle full of roses, hedges, ground covers, shrubs, trees, and a vegetable patch.

A serene water feature is set in the lush jungle of the garden.

Old-fashioned rosesOld-fashioned roses scramble up a rustic arbor. I bet they smell amazing.

A beautiful little sitting area is full of plants, with a supply of pots at the ready.

Flowering climbersFlowering climbers covering the garden make the space feel even more wild and full of life.

Plants cover every square inch of this garden, with the walls of the building even covered with Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata, Zones 4–8).

vine-covered houseAnother view of the jungle garden and vine-covered house.

Even a small table and chair have potted plants living on them!

From tall-growing perennials to shrubs and rose-covered arbors, this garden makes great use of vertical space to pack even more flowers in.

Edible and ornamental plants mix freely, with rosemary (Rosemarus officinalis, Zones 7–9) and a citrus in this photo.

Both ornamental and edible, delicious-looking bunches of grapes are ripening.


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    treasuresmom 05/25/2020

    Brigitte, I found your garden on Facebook when I was searching for gardens in England & France. It is lovely. I truly enjoy seeing what people grow in other countries. Thank you for sharing here on GPOD.

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    simplesue 05/25/2020

    I could spend days looking around in your garden!
    I love that full of life feeling I get when I see it- Plants thriving where they want and have settled in... and little surprises everywhere one looks.
    It's beautiful and wild- yet it's a garden & art made by you and the plants!
    I love it when gardens have names and was wondering how you came up the very nice name for your garden?
    I've enjoyed these photos very much!
    Thank you for sharing!

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    simplesue 05/25/2020

    I wanted to see more of your garden- so I googled and found your video on Youtube- how nice to hear the birds in your garden also! Here is the link for others to enjoy:

  4. Cenepk10 05/25/2020

    For me- the title betrays the garden ... Permaculture... WHA ???? Oh . My.. GOODNESS.... This is my kinda garden. Magnifique!!!! Just let me in that fabulous garden ! My garden wants to be that garden when it grows up. This needs to be a feature in the magazine!!!!

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      simplesue 05/25/2020

      Love that line you wrote "My garden wants to be that garden when it grows up." So does my garden LOL!

  5. annek 05/25/2020

    Oh this is fabulous! Wild but manicured enough to be pleasing, romantic and charming with layers and levels of beauty. I enjoyed your use of vertical space and dense plantings. Just beautiful!

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