Claude Monet (1840-1926) played a significant part in the foundation of French impressionism. In 1883, he bought an estate in Giverny where he lived until his death in 1926.
The central alley is covered over by iron arches on which climbing roses grow. Other rose trees cover the balustrade along the house. At the end of the summer nasturtiums invade the soil in the central alley. Claude Monet did not like organized nor constrained gardens. He married flowers according to their colours and left them to grow rather freely.