Inspired by jardinsurlaseine’s garden of textures in Paris

Muhlenbeckia and boxwood and grass by jardinsurlasiene garden inspiration

There is that moment with a single picture on instagram, where suddenly you must go find the account of the person who posted.  As it loads, you hope that every other picture is as good as that first one that caught your eye.  And the joy, when you’ve stumbled on a real treasure.

The boxwood and the muhlenbeckia (two of of my favorites) were dancing with he wispy grass (not sure the var) and the purple drumsticks (again, I’d love to know the actual plant name) and with fingers crossed, I hoped to find more.

Jardin Sur La Seine’s instagram is an homage to contemporary garden design and specifically one inspiring urban garden in Paris.  Follow it to enjoy a chic garden of grasses, floppy white hydrangeas, layers of green, sleek decking, and gravel paths that melt into soft planting.

I can’t help but marvel at the discipline it takes to maintain an almost all white garden.  The restraint required feels akin to walking down the Rue du Bac, and going home with only a simple croissant (but the best croissant you’ve ever laid lips on).  The French are just so good at that type thing!

One to Follow : @jardinsurlaseine

White hydrangeas and grass by jardinsurlasiene garden inspiration

 boxwood and grass by jardinsurlasiene garden inspiration

Hydrangea and grass in modern Paris garden by jardinsurlasiene garden inspiration

White flowers and red garden chairs in Paris jardin by jardinsurlasiene garden inspiration

Muhlenbeckia and boxwood and grass by jardinsurlasiene garden inspiration

Muhlenbeckia and boxwood and grass by jardinsurlasiene garden inspiration

All images by @jardinsulaseine.


p.s. In addition to the purple alliums, I am not sure of the queen annes lace-like white flowers that are trailing down the left side of the image with the red chairs.  If you know what they are I’d love to hear your ideas.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Rob Thuener on July 16, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Beautiful post! The drumsticks are Allium sphaerocephalon. I believe the lacy flowers are Myrrhis odorata (sweet cicely) – the leaves and stems look correct, although having it fill in on a hillside is different – and “Oh! How I wish I would have thought of that!”

  2. Julie Rubaud on July 20, 2018 at 7:16 am

    The white flower looks like chervil to me.

  3. Maria Dones on September 10, 2018 at 9:53 am

    The pictures were stunning. Couldn’t have been much better written. Thanks for sharing!

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