Monet's Garden - After his death, his stepdaughter Blanche managed both the house and garden, but after World War II both were found to be sadly deteriorated. Thanks mainly to generous donors, mostly from the United States, the gardens have been restored and we can all enjoy the timeless quality of Monet's vision.
Perhaps the most famous images of the garden are in Monet's series of water lily paintings; the setting is a pond he created by diverting the Ru River. There are many other elements we can take from the gardens at Giverny, though, especially the choice of plants and how they can be combined to create that Monet magic in our own gardens.
Add to ideabookby The New York Botanical Garden by The New York Botanical Garden The most iconic image of Monet's garden, seen in many of his most famous Giverny paintings, is the Japanese bridge. The original, inspired by Japanese woodblock prints that decorated Monet's house, was built by local craftsmen.