The birth of a garden is based on a subtle combination of a place, its owner and my knowledge. the identity of the site by its location, its exposure and the nature of its soil will dictate the initial framework. then the personality of the client, his desires, his imagination of the garden will give the rhythm. is it a show place? or rather a place for walking, dreaming and resting? or a laboratory for the enlightened amateur, or the reflection of a collector's soul? the understanding of these different components, enriched by my sensitive perception of the site, will allow me to assemble the living and the inert in a common future. a garden is based on the delicate balance between fullness and emptiness, the interplay of water and stone, of light and shadow, of shades of green punctuated by colours. this is how each of my gardens develops its own personality, through a uniqueness in the image of its owner.