During Monet’s lifetime, his two chief priorities were his painting and his flower gardening, but they were actually inseparable.
The Dutch flower paintings of the 17th Century reflected beauty, over scientific accuracy. Learn more about the Dutch, flower painting business...
Learn about "true" botanical art on this Focus on Flowers.
Since the 14th century, there has been an ongoing debate about the relative values of "nature" versus "art" in garden design.