After the EBTS France members had voted, the jury met on Wednesday 15 January at 12 noon at the Willi’s Wine Bar, 13 rue des Petits Champs 75001 Paris
Antoinette Seillière – Christine Ternynck – Chantal Baudron – Patricia Bouchenot-Déchin – Suzanne Meijer – Patrick Masure – Francis Lesur
THE PRIZES WERE PRESENTED AT A GALA DINNER
FRIDAY JANUARY 24
IN THE CIRCLE OF THE INTER-ALLIED UNION
33 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
THE WINNERS (OF THE 64 GARDENS VISITED IN 2019 AND 2020)
GRAND PRIX EBTS FRANCE
The Priory of Vauboin
Two radically different approaches to topiary art come together in this approximately one hectare garden. Close to the priory formal rigor reigns and an undeniable mastery of pruning in its most classic design. On the other hand, on the slopes of the hill, old boxwood plants look like group of people, inventive and surprising, creating a scene of a inspiration, unique of its kind. Surprise and amazement, great art!
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
A garden elegantly combining originality and tradition. Bringing together very different spaces: the courtyard, the vegetable garden, the topiaries, the garden is distinguished by its harmony and the very sure taste of its designer who is the common thread.
Domaine de Poulaines
The estate is designed as a succession of intimate settings, skillfully linked to each other. The immediate surroundings of the manor are treated in impeccable classicism, the peripheral gardens offer inventive scenes extremely neat both in their architecture as in their execution and maintenance. The arboretum is a satellite of the whole where the dendrologist discovers a nice collection of interesting cultivars.
Palheiro Gardens (Funchal – Madeira)
Overlooking the ocean at 500 meters above sea level, in the heart of a magnificent arboretum, the Blandy Gardens are made up of a set of intimate landscaped gardens with multiple atmospheres, some parts with breathtaking views of the landscape, the city or the sea. Several generations of Blandies have personally developed the gardens, the current owner, Christina Blandy, planted a rose garden in 2007.
E-mail from Mrs Christina Blandy sent in thanks:
Dear Mr Salembier,
It was with great joy I read your e-mail about our gardens winning.
Such a prestigious prize! Our gardeners, my husband and I feel very honored that we were chosen among many and we thank you all. Unfortunately due to ill health I am not able to travel.
Our very best regards.
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Patrick Salembier – Véronique Goblet from Alviella
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Hubert de Cerval – Patrick Salembier
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