John Evelyn visited this garden in early 1644 and described it – and Monsieur Morin – as:

His garden is of an exact oval figure, planted with cypress, cut flat and set as even as a wall: the tulips, anemones, ranunculuses, crocuses, etc., are held to be of the rarest, and draw all the admirers of that kind to his house during the season. He lived in a kind of hermitage at one side of his garden, where his collection of porcelain and coral, whereof one is carved into a large crucifix, is much esteemed. He has also books of prints, by Albert [Durer], Van Leyden, Callot, etc. His collection of all sorts of insects, especially of butterflies, is most curious; these he spreads and so medicates, that no corruption invading them, he keeps them in drawers, so placed as to represent a beautiful piece of tapestry.

In his plant catalogue, ,Pierre Morin gives the location of the garden as near the The Holy Innocents‘ Cemetery or Cimetière des Saints-Innocents.

Sketch of the garden of Pierre Morin in the faubourg St Germain by Richard Symonds. 1649. BL Harley Ms 1278 f.81v


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