This kitchen garden, completely walled like most 17th century kitchen gardens, is one of the few castle kitchen gardens to have survived intact. A masterpiece of the art of the flowering kitchen garden, this garden of delights covers two hectares and houses a whole host of rare and forgotten flowers, fruit and vegetables in a series of beautiful, continually renewed compositions. Among the paths branching out from the central pond hide glasshouses for grapes, a fruit cellar and an astonishing grape storage chamber. The restoration of this garden in 1984 was made possible by the discovery of its original plans in the chateau’s archives. Classified Historic Monument in 1993 and recognized as Jardin Remarquable in 2005, this outstanding garden is a choice destination for garden lovers from all over the world and a source of constant inspiration for many gardeners.
Through the seasons
March-April: The 100 000 bulb walk, hellebores, orchard in bloom
May-June: Alliums, clematises, irises, peonies, heirloom roses
July-August: Patchwork annuals, medicinal herb garden
September: Dahlias, cucurbitaceous, rare and forgotten vegetables
October-November: Asters, cardoons, autumn fruits