Picardy by Marian Somes
Picardy by Marian Somes
$49.99

Picardy by Marian Somes

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An Australian garden inspired by a passion for all things French.

This rich and evocative memoir is not only an uplifting story of creating a French idyll in an Australian landscape but a beautifully written account of how a garden changed their lives.

When Bryce and Marian Somes took a whistle-stop tour of France in 1986, they couldn't have imagined the lasting effect it would have on their future.

Having tried to coax various gardens to flourish along on the harsh Western Australian coastline and later moving on from suburban gardening in Melbourne, the Someses found 26 acres of bare but beckoning land in Victoria's Gippsland in 1992 and set about creating what Bryce lovingly referred to as a French folly.

The ever-expanding garden, which now includes an olive grove and vineyard in addition to the orchard and extensive perennial and picking gardens inspired by Monet's Giverny, surround a rustic rammed earth farmhouse and barn that are also continually evolving.

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Free Local Home delivery over $50 -within 5km


Free Delivery over $150 Australia-Wide, otherwise we offer standard shipping starting at $5.50

Contactless Click & Collect

Available at our Collingwood Flagship / South Yarra Outpost / Paddington Outpost / Bondi Junction Outpost


If something is particularly heavy, bulky, we’ll note an extra surcharge on the product page.

Plants shipping :
We ship to VIC, ACT, NSW, QLD. Due to quarantine restrictions, we are not allowed to ship to SA,NT, TAS, WA or International. Usually dispatch on Monday or Tuesday to keep your plants happy. 

*Considering environmental sustainability, we ship your order with used recycled cardboard boxes as much as possible. If you would prefer a new box for your delivery, please let us know.

Gift Wrapping

If you wish to have your item gift wrapped, we offer gift wrapping service >detail here

We are pleased to offer complimentary wrapping for all books with our beautiful signature wrapping paper.