Il Etait Une Fois

White wooden arbour with trellis fence in front garden in autumn. Plantings include globe shaped cedar 'Thuja occidentalis' trees and an artist's workshop. Il Etait Une Fois garden, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada - © Perry Mastrovito/GAP Photos

White wooden arbour with trellis fence in front garden in autumn. Plantings include globe shaped cedar ‘Thuja occidentalis’ trees and an artist’s workshop. Il Etait Une Fois garden, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada – © Perry Mastrovito/GAP Photos

Structures such as arbours, a pergola, columns, a pool fountain and sculptures all made by the owner, define the architecture of this ambience garden.

Raised gravel bed with gourd-shaped water fountain and brown metal lattice garden bench with pink hydrangeas paniculata 'Quick Fire' framed by tall (Miscanthus sinensis 'Berlin', ornamental grasses in backyard garden in autumn. Il Etait Une Fois garden, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada - © Perry Mastrovito/GAP Photos

Raised gravel bed with gourd-shaped water fountain and brown metal lattice garden bench with pink hydrangeas paniculata ‘Quick Fire’ framed by tall (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Berlin’, ornamental grasses in backyard garden in autumn. Il Etait Une Fois garden, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada – © Perry Mastrovito/GAP Photos

The central aisle with its gourd shaped water fountain is the centrepiece of the garden. By its straight lines, it refers to the French style, while the rest of the garden is rather English. The integration of the plants was designed in order to showcase the structures, to preserve the space, enjoy the beautiful views and create an atmosphere of calm and serenity.

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