A blog on gardens in bloom would normally be appropriate for a readership in only one hemisphere at a time, I thought; but with global warming controlling the hosepipe I’m not so sure. Anyway, encouraged by the beautiful blooms and alluring aromas that currently accompany my morning walks through the park, I decided to clip a few extracts from musical gardens that are to be found in the catalogue.
They say that no visit to Paris is complete without a meander through one of the world’s most famous gardens, Les Tuileries. It extends for over a kilometre along the bank of the River Seine, from the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde. It was on this site that the Palace of the Tuileries once stood. Built by Catherine de’ Medici in the sixteenth century, all trace of the site was lost after the ravages of the French Revolution in 1789 and the Paris Commune insurrection of 1871. Happily, peace and tranquillity are now restored to the gardens. Continue reading and listening at blog.naxos.com