Thursday, August 29, 2013

Designer gardens in the Loire valley

Today we visited Chateau Chambord in the Loire valley.
The gardens feature installations of art work and display gardens created by various designers each year. We were particularly taken with the beds near the chateau which combined grasses with annuals and perennials in blues, pinks, purples and white.

A large gravelled area was broken up with spheres of irregularly spaced buxus adding contrast in both color, texture and design.
The parklands included touches of whimsy with cleverly suspended works of art and sculpture in sympathetic materials.

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