Gardens & Landscapes

Private Gardens of the Mediterranean

This volume offers rare access into the most beautiful and unique gardens in the Mediterranean region designed by renowned landscape architect Jean Mus. From lush coastal estates or peaceful countryside havens to green oases amid the hustle and bustle of the city, celebrated landscape architect Jean Mus’s lavish gardens—whether perched above the sea or nestling in the heart of a town—are always perfectly integrated into the surrounding environment and incorporate a rich spectrum of Mediterranean influences, including pottery, slate walkways, sleek water channels, and regional flora.Taking readers on an exclusive tour of the world’s most spectacular private Mediterranean gardens that have made Jean Mus’s name, this work guides us through the South of France into Greece and Portugal, divulging the stories behind his creations and sharing technical and reflective anecdotes from the designer himself. Accompanied by stunning photographs by the late Vincent Motte, this book offers inspiration to gardeners, landscape artists, and lovers of the Mediterranean region alike.

About The Author

Jean Mus is an acclaimed landscape architect who has created numerous magnificent gardens in the  South of France over the last thirty years.

Dane  McDowell
, former editor in chief of Residences Decoration, has regularly contributed to Figaro Magazine  and Connaissance des Arts. She has published several books, including Living in Provence, Interior Splendor by Pierre-Yves Rochon, and Alberto Pinto: Table  Settings.

Vincent Motte was a photographer who lived in Provence for twenty years. His photographs have appeared in many books, including Gardens in Provence and Gardens of the French Riviera, both published by Flammarion.

  • Publish Date: September 03, 2019
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Gardening - Garden Design
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 7-1/2 x 9-1/2
  • Pages: 192
  • US Price: $14.98
  • CDN Price: $19.98
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-020424-0


"In his book, Private Gardens of the Mediterranean, Mus reveals a sampling of his most gorgeous work—from traditionally groomed gardens of the French Riviera to the more country charms often found in Provence." –Vogue

"McDowell takes us on a tour of 20 of the talented landscape designer's projects in this lush region, and the stories behind each reveal Mus's dedication to celebrating the uniqueness of every flower, shrub, and tree." –

Author Bookshelf: Vincent Motte

Author Bookshelf: Jean Mus

Author Bookshelf: Diane McDowell