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Biography

Louis Benech came to gardening and landscape architecture via a real love of plants.

 

Having graduated with a degree in law, he decided to work in England as an agricultural worker for Hillier nurseries. He was then employed as a gardener for a private property in Normandy, before finally breaking into garden design in 1985.

 

In 1990, Benech was commissioned with Pascal Cribier and François Roubaud to restore the ancient part of the Tuileries Gardens. Since then, he has worked on many established and historic gardens, such as the Elysée Gardens and the Quai d'Orsay (both in Paris), Courson (south-east of Paris), Pavlovsk's rose pavilion (St Petersburg), the Gardens of the Achilleion (Corfu), the main square of the National Archives in Paris ; the park at Chaumont-sur-Loire... He is now working for the palace of Versailles on a contemporary garden for the Water Theatre Grove.

 

With a growing team (now numbering 12), Louis Benech has created over 300 garden and park projects, both private and public, stretching from Korea to Panama, Peru, Canada, the United States, Portugal, Greece and Morocco. He has worked for individuals of many different nationalities, and many international organisations such as Hermès, Axa and Suez.

 

With each of his projects, Benech aims to achieve a harmony between the new design and its architectural and natural environment. He combines a wish to create long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing gardens with a desire to respect a site's history and eco-system, while also considering its future upkeep.

 

Louis Benech is co-founder of the Conservatoire des collections végétales specialisées ; Member of the Royal Horticultural Society ; Member of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners (London) ; Member of the International Dendrology Society (since 1987) ; Expert member of the Observatoire des Tendances du Jardin since its creation in 2002 ; "Honorary artist" in 2006-2007 for La Source Foundation (creation of an "extraordinary garden" with children) ; Winner of the "Talent d'Or 2007" at the "Sommet du Luxe et de la Création" ; Member of the Conseil National des Parcs et Jardins (within the French Ministryof culture) between 2007 and 2013 ; Member of the selection committee for the Journées des Plantes de Courson ; Jury member on the Prix Redouté.

 

Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur ; Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

 

 

WORK

 

Louis Benech has worked on over 300 gardens in France and abroad, including Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, England, Greece, Korea, Italy, the Middle-East, Morocco, New Zealand, Panama, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.

 

A few examples :

 

2013 – 2014 (in progress)

Water Theatre Grove, garden of the Palace of Versailles – France

Fondation Carmignac – Porquerolles - France

 

2012 - 2013 (in progress)

Hôtel de Crillon - Paris – France

Restauration of the historic park of the Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire - Chaumont-sur-Loire – France

 

2011 - 2012

Garden of a private hotel of 2 000m² - Paris - France

Château de Maisons-Laffitte (diagnosis) - Maisons-Laffitte - France

Musée des Lumières Denis Diderot - Langres - Haute-Marne -

France

 

2010 - 2011

Landscaped walk of the National Archives - Paris - France

Pré du Goualoup, Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire - Chaumont-sur-Loire - France

Potager for Château La Coste - near Aix en Provence - France

Château de Coligny - near Orléans - France

 

2009 - 2010                             
Château de la Bourdaisière - Loire Valley - France

Auteuil Station Park - Paris - France

Royal Monceau Hotel - Paris - France

Gardens of the Achilleion - Corfu - Greece

 

2008 - 2009                             
Island in Aswan - Egypt

Ateliers Hermès - near Paris - France

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Quai d'Orsay - Paris - France

 

2007 - 2008                                    
Saint-Louis Cathedral - New Orleans - USA

Quartier du Trapèze - near Paris - France

Quartier de Lombardie - Rouen - Normandy - France

Consultancy work for the Tuileries Gardens (2007 to present) - Paris - France

 

2006 - 2007                                    
Trianon Palace Hotel - Versailles - France

Quinta da Romaneira Hotel - Portugal

Sun and Clouds garden of the Chateau de Villandry - Loire Valley - France

 

2005 - 2006                                    
Propriété Gustave Caillebotte - near Paris - France

Hermès Dosan Park - Seoul - Korea

Hôtel de Masseran - Paris - France

 

2004 - 2005                                   
Académie Diplomatique Internationale - Paris - France

Jardin Ephémère Krug - Reims - Champagne-Ardenne - France

 

2003 - 2004                                    
Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - near Paris - France

Dar Ahlam - Ouarzazate - Morocco

Fondation Pinault (project) - near Paris - France

Château de Lagrezette - Lot region - France

‘Maison des Adolescents' at Cochin Hospital - Paris - France

 

2002 - 2003                                    
Château de Pange - near Metz - France

Château Mouton-Rothschild - Aquitaine - France

Château d'O - Orne - France

Fort de Sainte-Adresse (study) - Le Havre - France

 

2001 - 2002                                    
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Quai d'Orsay - Paris - France

Residence at Psychiko - Athens - Greece

Groupama - Paris - France

BMW Headquarters and factory (competition) - Germany

Rothschild Foundation Park - Paris - France

 

2000 - 2001                                    
Hôtel Suchet - Suez Group Headquarters - Paris - France

Millennium Park (project) - Chicago - USA

Restoration of the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont (competition annulled) - Paris - France

 

SOME PROJECTS PRIOR TO 2000

Tuileries Gardens - Paris - France

Garden of the Princesses at the National Museum of Brazil - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Pavlovsk's Rose Pavilion - St Petersburg - Russia

Elysée Palace Gardens - Paris - France

Nicolas Forestier Square - Paris - France

Jardin de l'Europe du Futuroscope - Poitiers - France

Rose garden at the Prieuré Saint-Michel - Vimoutiers, Normandy - France

Garden of Piencourt - Cormeilles - Normandy - France

 

 

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