Decorating & Design

June 13, 2018

How To Create A French Country-Inspired Garden

Just north of the U.S. border in South Langley, British Columbia, is the spectacular 8.1-hectare farm owned by visionary gardener, Thomas Hobbs. Bell’Occhio (or beautiful eye), is influenced — “no, copied,” Tom corrects — by La Louve, the revered Bonnieux garden in Provence belonging to Nicole de Vésian, the late Hermès design director.

One half of Vancouver’s Southlands Nursery, which he runs with partner Brent Beattie, Tom has written two books, Shocking Beauty and The Jewel Box Garden, and his work has been featured in Martha Stewart Living magazine. Here, he shares a look at his French country-inspired garden in all its glory.

Author: Iris Benaroia

Tracey Ayton


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