Over one hundred years ago, Claude Monet created a beautiful garden in Giverny in northern France. The painter was inspired by bright Japenese art to fill his garden with irises, poppies, tulips, roses and, of course, water lilies. He employed a team of up to ten gardeners to care for it. The garden grew to be both Monet's most exquisite masterpiece, and his greatest inspiration. He celebrated it in many of his glorious impressionist paintings.