Villandry by coffeebean

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Chateau de Villandry – a 16th century late Renaissance chateau in the Loire Valley, France…..famous for it’s magnificent gardens.

The Loire Valley, with a great number of chateaux, is listed with UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

This recreated Renaissance garden at Villandry is like a tapestry changing with the seasons.
The gardens are on three levels. At the top, from where this photo is taken, is a water garden fringed with ancient lime trees, then on the next level down, a flower garden level with the chateau and then below that is the world’s largest ornamental kitchen garden.

Eight full time gardeners maintain the gardens at Villandry. They raise and plant 60,000 vegetable and 45,000 bedding plants each year.
It truly is a delight to the senses.

National Heritage and Other Trusts Sites World Wide.


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Hi my name is Jenny Stewart, I live in a small town called Geraldine in the South Island of New Zealand.
Photography truly inspires me and helps me really “see” so many wonderful things that are all about us.
I am an amateur photographer who loves this wonderful adventure with the camera and I would like to hopefully create a few memorable photos along the way.

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  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 6 years ago

    Fantastic capture, wonderful imagery and colour. Great vista. Fantastic gardens, the topiary is wonderful.

  • DefyingGravity
    DefyingGravityover 6 years ago

    OMG, I have to go there! How beautiful! ;D

  • emele
    emeleover 6 years ago

    wow, adding to my favorites so I remember I want to visit!

  • mieclarke
    mieclarkeover 6 years ago


  • brirose55
    brirose55over 6 years ago

    great angled shot

  • cdwork
    cdworkover 6 years ago

    Awesome view! Imagine the work in keeping the maize trimmed

  • niggle
    niggleover 6 years ago

    absolutely a stunning setting, awesome image

  • Camerashy
    Camerashyover 6 years ago

    Magic photo…………hope their gardeners are well paid.

  • jlynn
    jlynnover 6 years ago

    Wow,, what a great place and image!

  • Barbara Caffell
    Barbara Caffellover 6 years ago


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