Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Giverney Water Garden
If you ever have the chance to be in Giverny, France, be sure to visit the famous gardens of artist, Claude Monet. They are absolutely beautiful!
Monet moved to Giverny in 1883. He began several gardens on the property surrounding his home. In 1893, Monet bought a piece of land next to his property and dug the first pond on it. This pond became the famous Japanese water garden. Later, it was enlarged to its present size.
The famous Japanese bridge is made of beech wood and is covered with wisterias. There are other bridges in the garden as well. Weeping willows give a very restful feeling, and gorgeous nympheas bloom all summer long. It is no wonder that Monet used this garden as the subject of his paintings!
The gardens are open from April 1 - November 1 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Tickets are 8 euros.