I would really like to visit the gardens at Giverny when I am in Paris next year. I've read that it's best to visit in Spring. I'm wondering if the gardens will still be in bloom in August? Here at home depending on temperatures many things might not be flowering any more at that time.
If possible, I would also like to bring some small art supplies - at least pencil/paper and perhaps a travel watercolor set - and do some studies while I am there. I know from the website that photographs are allowed from the walkways. Are there benches or places I might sit to do a quick drawing while I am there?