When we were walking around Le Petit-Pressigny during our Whitsun break we came across a petit jardin that we hadn't noticed before.
Édouard François André was born in
Bourges, Cher (17 July 1840 – 25 October 1911) and was a French horticulturalist and landscape designer. During his life André designed around a hundred public and private landscape parks, mainly in Europe.
He was appointed Head Gardener (Jardinier Principal) of
Paris and designed and planted the Parc des Buttes Chaumont and Tuileries Gardens.
In 1866, at the age of 26, he when he won the competition to design Sefton Park in Liverpool.
The distinctive features used by André in his parks include harmonious placement and pleasing arrangement of artificial grottos, waterfalls, mountain-style stone structures.
Édouard André died in La Croix, and was interred in Montmartre Cemetery, Paris.
This photograph of the petit jardin was taken today. What a difference in seven weeks ......