Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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The Gardens of Eyrignac: A Dordogne jewel that was the vision of one incredible man

Gilles Sermadiras was an amazing man and his family was horrified when he announced that he was going to create a garden. He did this while barely seeing another. The result has become a French national treasure. Kirsty Fergusson tells the story. Garden design was a very neglected sport during the 60’s in France. The inspiration for the garden came from the creators need for harmony among people and the environment. The garden is very beautiful.

Key Takeaways:

  • Against his family’s recommendations, Gilles Sermadiras chose to pursue his passion since childhood and create his own incredible garden.
  • He spent over thirty years building up resources to dedicate to the garden, which he designed, planned, and oversaw the planting of, his ambition and inspiration staying strong.
  • The resulting Garden of Eyrignac, a ten-acre feat of garden architecture, has since become a tourist attraction and an artistic treasure to the nation of France.

“The now prestigious École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage in Versailles only opened the gate to its first students in 1976; in the 1960s, garden design was something that either one’s ancestors or foreigners did.”

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About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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