11 août 2016

Hortensia Gardens @ Ploërmel, Bretagne.

Lac du Duc Hortensia is the symbolic plant of Brittany. In the 18 th centuary, French botanist Philibert Commerson  accompanied  Louis Antoine de Bougainville for scientific exploration & brought this plant from the Réuinon Islands ( l'île de Bourbon) . It's said that he named this plant to honour his friend Nicole -Reine Lepeautre (French astronomer & mathematician ) whose nick name was "Hortense ".Ploërmel, a tranquil town in  the Morbihan... [Lire la suite]