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  • Writer's pictureLaurent Denimal


The Herbarium, floral and botanical garden, is located in the heart of the old town of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme (Picardy, France). Hidden behind the fortifications of the city, the herbarium was built on the site of a former hospital and it keeps growing medicinal plants today.

The different sections of the garden are dedicated to different kinds of plants: medieval, ornemental, food plants.

The reconstruction of the garden started in 1995 and was conducted by Nicole Quilliot during 25 years. The publication of these nine photographs taken in 2008 is a tribute to her work.



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