LA VOIE HERACLEENNE (THE HERAKLIAN WAY)
by Nicholas Tomlan Garden Design (France). The garden is constructed around a stone pathway leading to two solstice points, which form the main axis of the garden.
La voie Héracléenne (The heraklian way)
by Nicholas Tomlan Garden Design (France).
The garden is constructed around a stone pathway leading to two solstice points, which form the main axis of the garden.
On one side of the path, we look towards the sunrise during the summer solstice, and on the other side, towards the setting sun during the winter solstice. This path was called the Heraklian Way.
The garden is planted in gravelly soil, featuring plants adapted to drought and the local environment. The planting will consist of local trees and perennials. All stones and gravel will come from local sources.
The garden is made of 100% local materials, including stones and gravel from nearby quarries or locally purchased.
All the plants are adapted to the Mediterranean climate and were mainly purchased locally.
They were also chosen for their low water requirements. There are no chemicals needed in this garden.
Born in the United States, Nicholas Tomlan worked there for 15 years at Longwood Gardens and then in 2015 moved to France where he worked for 3 years as Botanical Director at the Château de Chenonceau.
There he designed the garden in tribute to Russell Page, which opened in 2018. In 2019, he formed his own company to design gardens. In 2020, he took part in the Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire, where he won the prize for creation.
In 2021 he designed a garden for the International Conference on Biodiversity for the United Nations in China. He is currently working on some very interesting projects for private clients.
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