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Jules Buyssens (1872-1958)

Jules Buyssens (1872-1958)

The Picturesque Garden, Small Rose Garden, Large Rose Garden

The Picturesque Garden, Small Rose Garden, Large Rose Garden
Jules Buyssens was a major figure in Belgian garden art from the early 20th century until the 1950s. He was a designer, collector and plant nursery owner alongside his role as Inspector of Plantations and Parks for the City of Brussels. In 1925, he was commissioned by the Van Buurens to design the gardens for their property in Uccle.

 

René Pechère (1908-2003)

René Pechère (1908-2003)

The Garden of the Heart and the Labyrinth

Landscape architect and urban planner René Pechère, a pupil of Jules Buyssens, created over 900 private and public gardens around the world. However, he is particularly visible in Brussels. Like his “garden” on Boulevard de Waterloo, he favoured a geometric style imbued with classic rigour. He used plants (yew, boxwood, plane, yucca) as architectural elements and took account of colour combinations, sunshine and shadows cast in his layouts.

André Willequet (1921-1998)

EUROPEAN UNION PRIZE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE/EUROPA NOSTRA AWARDS 2015

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards is considered the most prestigious European prize in the area of heritage.

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