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La Bonne Maison
'La Bonne Maison'  photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
Limited public access rose garden   Listing last updated on 17 Oct 2017.
Catalog: Printed.
99 chemin de Fontanieres
La Mulatiere, Rhône-alpes F-69350
France
++33 (0)4 78 37 38 37  [Information]
++33 (0)4 78 37 21 27  [Fax]
http://labonnemaison.org/
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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...