Signing / lecture in New York city


A royal vegetable garden in Versailles

A royal vegetable garden in Versailles from 1678 to 2019
A sketchbook from an artist passionate about French history and gardens
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Tuesday July 9th
at the french bookshop Albertine
Albertine Books in French and English
972 Fifth Avenue – New York – NY 10075


October 5th and 6th  2019

Ateliers Nomades de croquis de Jardins

à Saint Jean de Beauregard
à l’occasion des “Jardins ouverts en Essone ”

Château de Saint-Jean de Beauregard
Rue du Château
91940 Saint-Jean de Beauregard

Tel.: +33 1 60 12 00 01


May 25th and 26th 2019

Ateliers Nomades de croquis de Jardins

au Jardin d’Yvoire
Le Labyrinthe – Jardin des Cinq Sens®
Rue du Lac 74140 YVOIRE

Tel.: +33 4 50 72 88 80


Thursday February 21st 2019 at 8pm

Conférence à la Société d’Horticulture de Rueil-Malmaison ( 92)
sur mon livre ” Le Potager du Roi, dessins de saison à Versailles “

Centre culturel des Mazurieres


Artist’s residency in China in October and November 2018


Sunday September 9th 2018

Castle and gardens of Le Rivau
37120 Lémeré ( France )

tel +33 2 47 95 77 47 /

2018 6 Rivau

from 10 am to 7 pm

at 11am and 3 pm
Workshops in the vegetable garden of the castle


Thursday March 22nd 2018
Exhibition / Signature from 4pm to 7pm
Opening of the new Tectona shop
Avenue Viollier 4
1260 Nyon, Switzerland.


Best wishes for 2018 !

voeux 2018

I wish you a year full of fruits, full of life!

Fruits of Gingko Biloba (“Petit Trianon de Versailles”), Japanese tree which has survived Hiroshima.


Le Potager du Roi

Here is the book of my diary of 3 years in the Royal vegetables garden of Versailles castle (le Potager du Roi)

published by GLENAT (France) on April the 12th 2017.

80% of sketches and notes and “botanical” drawings and 20% of text about history, botanical and agro ecology.

See some of the sketches in the website (Nature).

If you like it and know any english speaking publisher who might be interested, please let me know.



Exhibition in Frankfurt (Germany)

From March 10th to March 18th 2017

Friday March 10th 19-22 pm
Tuesday March 14th 13-20 pm

Thursday March 16 th 19-22 pm

Textor Gallery
Textor Strasse 74
60596 Frankfurt




Mise en page 1

Next exhibition

Château et Jardins de Villandry 37510 France
17 km away from Tours ( 10, 5 miles )

from september 24th to november 13th, 2016
Opening saturday the 24th september at 5.30 PM

Travel sketchbooks

When travelling, Raphaèle Bernard-Bacot swaps her camera for her sketchbook.
She records her first impressions with a pen and watercolors.

Each region and country offers surprises which make them so attractive; the cheerful Chinese rural inhabitants, the beauty of Indian women, or the Mediterranean charm of Greece. The common links between all the places are her interest in the vegetable gardens and cultivation of fruits all over the world.

Her sketchbooks are the sources from which she creates her larger scales artwork such as her painting exhibited in Shangjin’s Museum in China.


China – 2018


Greece (Milos) – 2015


South India – 2014


Landscapes: gouaches on paper

Since her childhood, Raphaèle Bernard-Bacot has painted landscapes outdoors, in addition to her studio work. In France (Brittany, Sarthe, Normandy, the South and the Paris region) or further afield in places such as Morocco, Scotland or India, she always works on site in order to share her enthusiasm for the beauty of natural sites. Her approach is highly color-oriented which highlights the subtleties of her gouache* technique.

  • opaque water color

The Royal Vegetable Garden sketchbook

Le Potager du Roi

These drawings from her garden diary inspired the book “The King’s Vegetable Garden, Drawings of The Seasons in Versailles”(Le Potager du Roi, dessins de saisons à Versailles), published by Glénat in April 2017.
For three years, Raphaèle Bernard-Bacot sketches the ephemeral colors of the morning harvest. She also notes the moods and the vegetable activities of the day, that the gardeners of the King’s Vegetable Garden share with her throughout the seasons.
This book was produced in collaboration with the National School of Landscape and, the King’s Vegetable Garden in Versailles.

The King’s Vegetable Garden, Drawings of The Seasons in Versailles
Publisher: Glénat, April 2017
Price: 15.00 euros
Format: 155 x 218 mm
Number of pages: 96