The gardens of the Château de Villandry
Renaissance garden, French garden
Villandry is a Renaissance chateau set in the heart of four levels of tiered gardens. It is the last of the great Renaissance châteaux built on the banks of the Loire. Remarkable for the harmony of its architecture and its gardens, the site is best known for its gardens, spread over four levels, which combine aesthetics, diversity and harmony.
Presentation of the gardens of Villandry
The decorative kitchen garden has a profusion of colourful flowers and vegetables planted in a chequerboard plan. The effect of the seasonal variations is an ever-changing three-dimensional picture.
In the ornamental garden, the box hedges form musical symbols, but pride of place is given to hearts, scrolls, butterflies, fans… allegories of love – tender, passionate, fickle and tragic.
The water garden is the most tranquil: here the pool takes centre stage, with the sound of the fountains and the great lawned spaces bringing visitors a feeling of calm and tranquillity. This is the most peaceful garden you could find, ideal for relaxing or just dreaming!
The site is completed by the herb garden, with its medicinal and culinary plants, and the arboured maze, where adults and children love to lose themselves.