Flower Magazine

MAY-JUN 2018

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ABOVE LEFT: At the end of a double allée of chestnut trees sits a picturesque church where concerts are held in the summer. ABOVE RIGHT: The paintings of Saalburg's pupils hang on the walls. OPPOSITE: A bouquet of trefoils serves as a subject for students. 150 kilometers from the city, in a magnificent region called Le Perche." In the 1970s, Le Perche, located in northwestern France, was considered rural with many abandoned structures. "We found a small 17 th -century château that we liked very much from the beginning, even though it was almost in ruins," she says. "It didn't matter because we thought it was the ideal family house. Our two children were born there, and together with the two kids Philippe had from his first marriage, we made it our home." In one of the pavilions of the Château de Maison-Maugis, Saalburg installed her workshop of botanical painting. She refined her technique by studying in London at the Chelsea Physic Garden with artist Anne-Marie Evans. "And everything started again," she says. At her studio, Saalburg is able to gather students from all over the world who are eager to learn her 62 | M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 8 Her botanical workshop has a magical atmosphere that feels suspended in time. Many students believe they are in a Grimm fairy tale upon reaching the place.

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