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Even for those who never wandered through its greenery and colorful flower displays, the Garden of Versailles represents an ideal even in literary classics: The Great Gatsby's Tom and Myrtle decorated the walls of their modest New York apartment with photos of its floral splendors. For a professional gardener, spending your workdays tending this horticultural would be a dream. Among them, lain Baraton, the author of this gorgeous pictorial, has a most enviable job: He is the Gardener of Versailles, chief among the eighty who labor on its 2,100 acres. Thus, he possesses the identical credentials to guide us through its intricate designs and thirty miles of walkways. For a green-thumb enthusiast, the gift of the growing season.