Villandry Gardens

The gardens of Villandry castle are truly remarkable, and there are several other gardens nearby that are also worth a visit. Here is some more information about each of the gardens you mentioned:

  1. Kitchen Garden: This garden is a unique combination of flowers and vegetables, arranged in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The different sections of the garden are separated by boxwood hedges, and there are over 50 different varieties of vegetables grown here, including artichokes, tomatoes, and courgettes.
  2. Water Garden: The Water Garden is a serene and peaceful oasis, featuring a large pond surrounded by weeping willows, cypress trees, and water lilies. The sound of water flowing over the small waterfall adds to the tranquility of the space.
  3. Garden Frivolity and Gentleness: This garden is characterized by playful and whimsical designs, with heart-shaped topiaries, musical notes, spirals, and other fun shapes. The garden also features a beautiful rose arbor, which is covered in fragrant climbing roses during the summer months.
  4. Recreational and Educational Gardens: These gardens are designed to be both fun and educational, with interactive exhibits and hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. The garden includes a maze made of hedges, a garden of medicinal plants, and a collection of aromatic plants.