Norman S. Track, author and photographer of the new book Joséphine's Eden, recalls some impressions from the Roseraie of Val-de-Marne at l'Haÿ-les-Roses:
"For me the collection is really a living library. I believe that it was the first garden with only roses. When you enter the garden and face the Formal Rose Garden the older, classic roses (to the right) are juxtaposed with the modern ones (to the left). The colors, the textures, the fragrance. Also, how striking the different feeling created by the curved trellises (to the left) compared to the square ones (to the right). Standing in the formal rose garden is like being in rose heaven.
I think that the presentation is what is so amazing!"
Photographs ©2002 Norman S. Track from his book Joséphine's Eden