She visits the grandeur of Chantilly, created by Andre Le Notre in the 17th century.
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In the second in the series Five Gardens of France Susan Marling travels to the French Riviera, to explore Lawrence Johnston's lush winter garden in Menton.
Johnston is already well known for the companion garden he created at Hidcote in Gloucestershire.
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a folly garden created by the extravagant libertine Monsieur de Monville on the eve of the French Revolution.
Susan Marling discovers precision planting and pruning and a profusion of ornamental cabbages at the Chateau du Villandry on the Loire.