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The rise and fall of the English gardener at Giverny

Tinted photograph of Monets garden at the beginning of the 20th century

Spring 2018 and a short news item in a Normandy newspaper simply states: * * * A NEW HEAD GARDENER IN MONET'S HOME GIVERNY Jean-Marie Avisard will be replacing the legendary Gilbert Vahé as head gardener at Giverny, home of Claude Monet. The role is responsible for keeping the beautiful gardens, so important to Monet's