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Limited public access rose garden Listing last updated on 25 Jun 2011.
99 chemin de Fontanieres
La Mulatiere, Rhône-alpes F-69350
++33 (0)4 78 37 38 37 [Information]
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Photo courtesy of William Grant.
[From Roses All The Way
, by Rosemary Foster, The Newsletter of the Historic Roses Group (RNRS)
, Autumn 1996, pp. 16-18:] With as many as 650 roses, La Bonne Maison
has arguably the finest private collection of old roses in France... Its creator, Odile Masquelier, has a passion for gardening, especially for old roses -- she is the founded and President of Roses Anciennes en France
; the garden carries her individual stamp...
[Foster describes the layout of La Bonne Maison, here are some highlights
:] Carefully designed to convey an informality that seems to owe more to English than French taste, the whole atmosphere is profusion -- of foliage, flowers, colour and scent. Climbers and ramblers tumble from trees and from numerous arches and pergolas...