I was moved to learn of the passing of Jacques Wirtz.

Established as a landscape architect since 1950 in Schoten (Belgium) where he founded the company Wirtz landscape architecture, Jacques Wirtz studied at the Tuinbouwschool in Vilvoorde. Internationally renowned landscaper, famous for its gardens composed of cut plants, he worked mainly for a private clientele.

Jacques Wirtz was the winner of the Carrousel du Louvre gardens competition in 1989. He also intervened in the gardens of the Elysée Palace in 1990. He was also responsible for the general plan (in the shape of a tulip tree) of the Festival des jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire.

I extend my sympathies to the family of Jacques Wirtz and especially to his sons Martin and Peter, who joined him at the end of the eighties in the family business.