South Korean student's take on Monet's gardens

September 2018

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South Korean student Ye Jin Park went to Giverny, in France, to see Claude Monet’s beautiful garden that he featured in so many of his paintings.

Ye Jin, a second year Landscape Architecture student, visited Giverny over the summer and was left feeling inspired for the profession she is training for.

She said: “I want to be a landscape architect who creates public spaces where many people can share happiness, just like in Giverny.

“The planting scheme that Monet used in his garden was different to any other gardens I have seen before. It looked natural and full of colourful flowers. As a painter, he planted plants like painting a masterpiece. He used colour variations to create an impressive atmosphere.

“I think it is very interesting that there are two different perspectives towards nature. Western gardens were made to look like they are natural while oriental gardens use the nature itself as one of the elements in the garden.”

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