Postcard Wednesday- Monet’s Garden in Autumn

 Postcard Wednesday (I know its actually Friday today , life got in the way), features the glory of Autumn in Monet’s Garden at Giverney.

I was fortunate to visit the garden in Spring 2016 and as a keen gardener this was a dream come true to see the Spring bulbs, especially the glorious tulips. I honestly thought this was a once only experience and ticked it off my bucket list. It really wasn’t until a couple of weeks before our last trip as I was looking at the map and fine tuning things that I realised we were literally driving past, so of course I floated the idea of a return visit. I am so glad I did , not only were the gardens wonderful in their Autumn colours but as it was nearing the end of the season it wasn’t teaming with visitors.

A visit to Giverney , 74 km. northwest of Paris, is a bit of pilgrimage for devotees of impressionism.

The garden  is a visual delight , with its clever planting, so I will let my photos do the talking.

Joining Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb for #iwillsharewhatilike.



  1. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    January 25, 2019 / 8:18 am

    I haven't been but stay in Normandy often. I really must! It looks beautiful. It was his intention that thre would be something to paint all year round xx Maria

    • Jill James
      January 28, 2019 / 3:04 am

      I agree Maria you really must , it is a lovely area of France. My understanding is that the gardens have been re-created using as close to the original planting guides as possible. Many thanks for visiting.

  2. Nancy's Fashion
    January 25, 2019 / 5:13 pm

    What a fabulous gardens. Those colours! I'll bet it smelled fabulous too.

    • Jill James
      January 28, 2019 / 3:05 am

      They really are fabulous gardens Nancy, I was in my element.

  3. Mica T
    January 27, 2019 / 2:32 am

    It is such a beautiful garden! I'm glad you took the opportunity to go back and visit, you got some lovely photos and it looks like such a relaxing place to visit :)Hope that you are having a nice weekend 🙂 We spent yesterday on the bay celebrating Australia day – despite the heat! Our heatwave continues!Away From The Blue Blog

    • Jill James
      January 28, 2019 / 3:07 am

      The gardens are really beautiful , glad you enjoyed my photos.Despite the heat, your Australia Day sounds perfect. Hope the cool change has come your way.

  4. Natalia Lialina
    February 2, 2019 / 5:36 am

    Such an enchanting place! It always strikes me how different an artist's vision is compared to the "real" picture, would you agree? What was your favorite part of visiting the garden?

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