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Madeira is a small archipelago belonging to Portugal located in the Atlantic Ocean. The main island of the same name has the particularity of being very lush with greenery compared to other volcanic islands. Its year-round mild climate is home to an abundant and varied flora. Every year, this year exceptionally in October, is when […]

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Regularly referred to as « Heaven on Earth » by many authors and philosophers, China’s West Lake is located in the southeast of the country, in the city of Hangzhou. The lake, known for its impressive scenery that has inspired painters and poets, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has several parts – such as […]

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In the Marina Bay area of southern Singapore there is Gardens by the Bay, a futuristic park. The 101 hectare park was opened in 2012 after the government expressed its desire to have more nature in the city. The garden is divided in three parts : Bay South Garden, Bay Central Garden and Bay East […]

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Under Thailand’s humid and sweltering heat, the flower market Pak Khlong Talat in Bangkok brings a real breath of fresh and perfumed air. Thailand is one of the largest consumer and producer of flowers worldwide. In bracelets, necklaces, crowns, garlands, bouquets or even to decorate your house or car, flowers are everywhere ! Pak Khlong […]

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Everyone is familiar with lavender: its little strands, its short flowering stem and its characteristic scent. What could be better than to take advantage of the summer to go for a walk where the magic happens. Valensole, located in the Verdon Natural Regional Park, is a commune whose Latin name Vallis Solis means « the valley […]

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In Japan, hanami literally means « looking at flowers ». It is the traditional springtime custom of appreciating the beauty of flowers, mainly cherry blossoms, when they are in full bloom (from late March or early April). The huge Nara Park, which covers more than 500 hectares, is one of the oldest in the country. This […]

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Have you ever seen a giant cherry tree with a thousand flowers and red and white lanterns? Well, certainly not this one! Entirely made in Lego, this tree sits in the middle of the Legoland theme park in Nagoya, Japan. It entered the Guiness Book of Records in April 2018 as the largest cherry blossom tree […]

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Ikebana literally means “the art of bringing flowers to life”. It is based on the three basic pillars of existence which are the universe, man, and earth. True philosophy of life, Ikebana is not only a floral arrangement, it is above all an art based on respect and communion with nature. Compositions are refined, balanced and […]

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Originally from Japan, Kokedama is a decorative plant art that appeared in the 1990s. It has since spread worldwide and conquered many artists and florists.  The Kokedama is the result of the encounter between three ancestral Japanese techniques. First we find the Nearai. These are wild plants in a traditional pottery, then placed on a […]

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A true trend in contemporary art, land art invests nature to make it its playground. Artists use what is there and expose their work to the elements and natural erosion. Far from wanting to be eternal, land art is part of the logic of the present moment. Works of art are ephemeral. Often, the only […]