Blessed with a colourful history and temperate climate, Paris has a rich variety of gardens and a diverse range of flora. The history, aesthetics, design and botanical heritage of Parisian parks are brilliantly displayed in this book, in the watercolours of artist Fabrice Moireau, with a detailed text by Jean Pierre Le Dantec, a leading expert on landscape design. The paintings are accompanied by the artist¬ís own notes, rendered in his own handwriting. Gardens of Paris Sketchbook features the contributions made by prominent artists, engineers and designers such as Andr√© Le N√¥tre and Jean-Pierre Barillet-Descamps. Celebrating the harmony between the picturesque and the geometrical, and the relationship between the demands of modern design and centuries-old layouts, this volume brings alive an aspect of the history and heritage of Paris that will appeal not only to garden-lovers but to all travellers and visitors to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.