Mas des Figues, a Provencal guest house surrounded by extensive gardens and farmland, is situated in the beautiful landscape of Alpilles, near St Remy. The Garden of Alcinous is a horticultural creation of Philippe Michelot on Odyssean theme of initiation journey. A visitor is encouraged not only to walk in the garden, but also to feel, touch, dream and meditate in the presence of plants, their scents, colours and texture.
The heart of the garden is formed by three magnificent rose gardens: Roseraie aux parfums, Roseraie Iceberg and Roseraie de la roue du Dharma, with a spectrum of fine colour hues and heavenly scents. The essence of the surrounding lanscape is recreated in the Mediterranean garden, olive grove, herb garden, geranium garden and arboretum. The organic kitchen garden provides not only fresh vegetables for the B&B, but also many opportunities for the senses. The idea of a self-sufficient homestead is further developed – the property has its own fruit produce and farm animals. The gardens are irrigated by the local irrigation canal built in the 18th century – a provider of moisture and nourishment for the plants as wel as a symbol of the life-giving source. Worth a visit when the roses are in blossom. www.gardenpanorama.cz
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