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  • n. Plural form of parterre.


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  • All this seemed starkly geometric against the granite slopes of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, but roses growing in parterres in front of the tomb softened the impression.

    Going Coastal

  • The land around the parterres was the green of a painstakingly cultivated lawn.

    Shadow Princess

  • These characteristics are just as evident in a potager (kitchen garden) as they are the parterres (low, ornamental gardens with paths between the beds) of a chateau—all are executed with equally deft skill.

    That Garden Je Ne Sais Quoi

  • The garden on the front of the house is organized in terraces and parterres, forming a decorative outline surrounded by a surface covered with white gravel.

    Stylish Pozuelo House in Madrid

  • Here's an aerial view of one of the quilt-square parterres in the Heartland Harvest Garden, this one inspired by the famous potager at Villandry.

    The Ever-Ripening Year « Sugar Creek Gardens’ Blog

  • The gardens stretched in a wild riot of green, though the bones of a once well-ordered series of parterres and pathways, avenues and orchards, existed still.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Hydrology coalescing into elaborate parterres, Baroque statues, and architectonic hedges and borders — all of which doubling as aquariums.


  • He returned to France by 1578,and was commissioned to paint the Cabinet des Bains at the Château de Fontainebleau, to design parterres for gardens and then, under Henri IV, to provide designs for the Tuileries in Paris.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • As far as we know, the rovers Spirit and Opportunity haven't yet been commandeered by hackers and programmed to dredge arabesque parterres on the surface of Mars.

    Terraforming Versailles on the Moon

  • Specifically, with their purposefully programmed failures — Landscape as a water-guzzling lawn in hydrologically-challenged California; Architecture positioned in a gas-guzzling solar orientation — the two have conspired to create dazzling arabesque parterres.

    Archive 2007-09-01


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