Centuries of story, below, in this French home/garden, wars, plagues, art, architecture, transportation, taxes, riches, poverty, gain, desire, love, grief, loss. What remains? Formality with agrarian. The former, easily located, can you outline the agrarian parameters, and label them, below?
Two things, below, never mentioned in my measly USA horticulture degree. If you're a Garden Whisperer, they don't whisper, below, they shout, in tears of joy or Wendell Berry poetry.
First, below, is the magic of Tara Turf. Meadow with a mix of what the wind blows, choices that are planted, herbs, bulbs, etc. Mowed at 1-4 heights creating formality, paths, guilds. Just meadow, it has no name. It's literally biblical. Earth as Provider. Pastures & meadows, hallowed ground for pollinators, increasing crop yields by 80% with zero extra effort. Tara Turf is unique to each site. There should be myriad Tara Turf's for sale. Tara Turf Gulf Coast, Tara Turf Mid-Tennessee, Tara Turf North Georgia you get the idea.
Back to the agrarian parameters, below. They are, expanse of meadow, feeding both pollinators & livestock. Tallish meadow lapping the tightly controlled pruning of the topiaries? Pure metaphor. I adore this phase of maintaining a historic garden, rich in stories.