Achille Duchêne

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Achille Duchêne (1 November 1866 – 12 November 1947) was a French garden designer who worked in the grand manner established by André Le Nôtre. The son of the landscaper Henri Duchêne, Achille Duchêne was the garden designer most in demand among high French society at the turn of the 20th century. He built up a large office to handle the practice, which was responsible over a period of years for some six thousand gardens in France and worldwide.

Among the more notable commissions:

In 1935, Achille Duchêne published Les jardins de l'avenir, in which he affirmed that there was no future for grand aristocratic parks and that for the future one must think in terms of simplified maintenance in reduced scale.

Further reading[edit]

  • Dwyer, Michael Middleton. Carolands. Redwood City, CA: San Mateo County Historical Association, 2006. ISBN 0-9785259-0-6

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  1. ^ [1] Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine Description at, official website for Dutch cultural heritage