Palm trees are key to its composition.
Even though these trees originate from other continents, they have been present for so long that they are now integrated in the landscape, and seem to be considered by many people as a native species. They have become as emblematic as the olive and cypress trees.
The design of these gardens carefully factors in the challenging nature of the terrain. The difficulty often resides from the soil and exposure level of the site (coastline, slopes facing the evening sun...). This is the authentic style of the Alpes-Maritimes region.
This style of garden sits just as well alongside modern and new buildings, as it does next to an old historical house.