Marie Varenne

Marie Varenne gradually moved out of the city and in 2018 turned to growing Camargue and Mediterranean wild flowers. She has since created her floristry business, Fleurs d’Arles, for which she draws, in a sensitive and respectful manner, upon the horticultural garden that she had created among the fields belonging to her sheep-farming companion. The flowers she uses in her compositions are from this parcel of land, which is cultivated as naturally as possible, using reproducible and farmer seeds, organic plants, natural fertilizers and mulch. In this space, wild flowers flourish alongside the grasses of the Crau plain, with its very rich plant diversity, and the shrubby vegetation of the surrounding garrigue. Over the course of the seasons, flowers from neighbouring growers sometimes join her compositions. Marie Varenne thus creates unique pastoral bouquets that are abundant and inspiring, just like nature itself.