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The Institute’s Library

The European Institute for Gardens and Landscapes with the collaboration of the Bibliothèque du Calvados is setting up a document base with a digitalized data bank on the theme of gardens and landscapes. The collections of the European Institute for Gardens and Landscapes library are available for French and European amateurs and specialists.

More than 1 400 books have been acquired since 2013.

The library offers a variety of French and European magazines as well (Die GartenkunstJournal of the Garden Society Historyl’Art des Jardins, Gardens Illustrated, De Tuin, Gardenia, etc.…).

The library is accessible exclusively by appointment.
Please inform us of which works you wish to consult prior to your visit. They will be made available to you on the day of your appointment. Magazines can be consulted in our reading room.
On site consultation only – No loan.

A free computer is available for research (consultation of catalogue and internet access).

Do not hesitate to contact us : +33 (0)2 31 53 20 12


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To discover

Les jardins du Domaine Albizia – Stéphane Maurice

Created around ten years ago, but only opened to the public in 2017, the gardens of the Domaine Albizia are…

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Le Kestellic, jardin exotique – Yolaine de Keroüart

Amidst the favourable climate of the Côtes d’Armor, Le Kestellic benefits from many privileges that enable an exceptional variety of…

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Paul de Lavenne comte de Choulot, paysagiste (1794-1864) – Virginie JULES and Pauline SAUVEUR

Born in Nevers in 1794, Paul de Lavenne, Count of Choulot, devoted the early years of his life to military…

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La fleur et le jardin, (toute) une histoire – Yves-Marie ALLAIN, Marie-Thérèse ALLAIN, Mariffe DELEPIERRE and Marie MAHER

From the exclusion of flowers by the Church in the early Middle Ages to their overabundance in the flower beds…

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