Posted on: August 19, 2015 | Written By: Doug Oster |
I spent a week in Paris leading a tour of the gardens in and around the city. I was joined by a wonderful group to see what the gardens had to offer.
Luxembourg gardens holds a special place in my heart as my family and I stayed near the gardens for a week five years ago. We spent every day in this special place. Not only is it an amazing garden, it’s a place for locals just to hang out. When our group visited on a Tuesday afternoon, the vibe sure felt like a quiet Sunday morning.
Seeing Claude Monet’s Giverny is a once in a lifetime experience. To walk around the famous Lily Pond was amazing. Monet painted many of his masterpieces at the pond.
Quite frankly, there’s nothing like the Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Nearly 2000 acres of pristine gardens are astounding. One of the things that makes the gardens so magical are the groves which flank each side of the main ally. Each one is filled with new surprises.
Doug Oster is manager and editor of Everybody Gardens with a passion for gardening and a love of sharing is experiences with other gardeners. You will also find Doug’s gardening contributions in the Tribune-Review each week. He’s an Emmy Award winning producer, television host and writer. Oster is co-host of The Organic Gardeners Radio show every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh. Oster’s Outstanding Documentary Emmy was awarded for Gardens of Pennsylvania, a one hour special he conceived and produced for the PBS affiliate WQED. Doug appears every Thursday morning on KDKA-TV’s Pittsburgh Today live at 9 a.m. “Gardening is fun, he says, enjoy every day spent outside tending vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees.”