The dawn of a Park

The dawn of a Park

The land around the Villa was layed out during 1923/24. Thus, alleys and pseudo-lawn (in fact short succulent local plant called "griffes de sorcières") were realised. Besides, typical local succulent plants and trees such as palm-trees, pittosporums, agaves, giant cactus, balmer balls, barbarian fig-trees, etc.) have been planted.

Elsewhere, at this period (during 1923/24) a palm-tree alley, of Phoenix essence, was planted. This essence of palm-trees, whose introduction on the French Riviera reascends at around 1864 years, are at the origin gifts given to Doctor COTTENOT by his patients. These palm-trees are today 90 years old. Also, on the other part of the land, initially devoted to culture and acquired by Doctor Paul Henri COTTENOT and his wife on May 2nd 1922, market culture activities were maintened.

Culture production concerned vegetables, citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, mandarins, grapefruits) and fruit-trees (peach, plum, fig, banana). This culture was progressively stopped in the 1980’s considering thewater aspect.

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Palm trees alley planting (1923-1924) - view from East side
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Planting a palm trees alleys (1923/24)
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Overview of the main alley and the central palm trees(1928)