The International Garden Festival created in 1992 offers an annual tribute to garden design with a new theme each year.
These gardens of Eden are often strange or entertaining, sometimes futuristic or far-fetched. Imagine a garden where the trees are painted blue, very probably by Merlin. The branches of this incongruous forest are reflected in a lake, adding to the magic of the place. Let yourself be transported to another landscape with a spiral-shaped garden where tomatoes reign. Set out on scaffolding, they symbolise never-ending change as they grow, climb and change hues.
These astonishing gardens are all very different, ranging from the simplest to the most incredible, and offering visitors an invitation to discover new mysteries each year.
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Fall under the charm… For garden-lovers – experts or otherwise – the Loire Valley Tourist Board has recently published a new brochure entitled "Destination jardins en région Centre". Historic, contemporary, medieval, vegetable, botanical – this brochure has selected 24 wonderful gardens for you to discover in the Loire Valley, Berry and Eure et Loir regions. There is a page for each garden, and features on special moments in the year and organised events, all of them bound to make you want to spend some time with friends or family in these gardens, unique, exceptional places to be discovered and rediscovered each season…