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French Garden Glossary / Lexique du jardin à la française

The impact of French culture upon landscaping and gardening is clear when you hear words such as "parterre" and "potager." Some French terms are obvious to those who primarily speak English. "La fontaine" translates to English as "the fountain." While researching French landscape and garden books from both today and long ago, I find myself reaching for the dictionary. Wouldn't it be nice to have most of those terms in one place?

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Well, this Lexique du Jardin, also known as a Garden Glossary, is a good place to start. Naturally, this will be an evolving list, so if you know of any other helpful French gardening terms, then feel free to contact me. Happy Gardening! Bon jardinage !


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