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A garden’s elegant rebirth at Le Bristol Paris
Le Bristol Paris’ new garden is a hidden treasure open for discovery. It is an oasis of flowers and calm lined by plush drawing rooms and a colonnade adorned by blossoming orange trees. The garden is a jewel of serenity only steps away from the bustle of Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Today, the green heart of the Palace takes on a magnificent new dimension to make our own hearts beat a little faster.
To recreate the garden, Le Bristol Paris and MM Design commissioned the exceptional talent of Lady Arabella Lennox - Boyd.
World renowned landscape designer Arabella approached her new creation for Le Bristol Paris with deep respect for nature’s delicacy, her permanent source of inspiration.
Her bedrock philosophy for this project has been environmental consciousness and sustainability, and Le Bristol Paris is a passionate partner. The hotel has a long-held and deepening commitment to making responsible choices when it comes to the wellbeing of the planet, its guests and employees. These high standards of environmental stewardship have earned Le Bristol the Green Globe certification.
Garden of wonder
"I wanted to design a garden full of warmth and colour with something of interest in all seasons. The Courtyard the garden combines formal and country-cottage elements; a rural feel in the city"
- Lady Arabella Lennox Boyd -
Adhering to this philosophy, Arabella selected many plants native to the Paris region, suited to local conditions. She specified well composted organic soil as she usually does. This would ensure healthy growth and abundant flowering. Each tree, shrub and flower was deliberately chosen with care and with the aim to support the biodiversity of this precious Parisian oasis.
To maintain the garden’s abundance, Le Bristol Paris vows to use only 100% plant-based and biodegradable products with beneficial impacts on the planet.
Just like the Palace itself, Arabella’s garden is infused with warmth and welcoming elegance. In the traditional English style, her design balances controlled mastery with unkempt freedom.
"From the beginning, I wanted to break up the Courtyard space with new shapes for planting beds, reinvent focal points and undertake a complete re-design of the treillage wall to establish a new geometry for the garden, on the ground and vertically."
"I would like all guests to feel the garden gives a sense of occasion, but also respite, a dream-like quality and pure delight. At night, the gardens take on a magical feeling with the gentle lighting of the clipped forms, the sound of water and the scent of plants.”