Who doesn’t have these images of the Mediterranean shores in the head, collected from various magazines, poetically rustic or lush landscapes? Quite often, these photos were taken in the gardens Jean Mus designed.
For more than thirty years, the landscape architect has composed, imagined and reinvented a mythical, deliciously sensual South.
Inspired by the Mediterranean basin’s wild and delicate nature, he is the heir of great landscape designers who breathed new life into the major gardens of the French Riviera.
Jean Mus combines ancestral savoir-faire with designing spaces and atmospheres respecting the environment and the site’s memory. He recognizes and integrates years of acclimatisation and exoticism into his creations.
To a demand often influenced by fashions, he brings coherent and accurate solutions, based on listening to his clients and on the spirit of the place.
Paying attention to technological progress, he still keeps in mind the knowledge and experiences of the ancients. He brings this into the designing process for his gardens to live and prosper in balance with landscape, climatic conditions, light and shade, and of course the passing of time.
Born in Grasse, the City of Perfumes, Jean Mus was educated by a father who worked as a chief gardener at the Villa Croisset and gave him the taste for a job well done. He was impressed by the genius of creative artists, architects, decorators or landscape designers, like Ferdinand Bac who conceived gardens like theatre decors.
Today his will is to share his emotions, sensations and aspirations for people to rediscover this "green" paradise in his gardens… the paradise of childhood.