Sunday, 24 January 2016

Looking forward to spring here in the Loire Valley...

The Loire Valley here in France can be delightful at almost anytime of year but spring brings with it its own magic spell with chateaux and public gardens coming to life in a blaze of colour and new growth.

The grand castles of the Loire Valley compete with each other giving their visitors a fresh look at already remarkable gardens.

Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau Villandry
Villandry gardens

Chateau de Cheverny's gardens and park  are enhanced during spring by the addition of a river of  tulips.
Gardens at Chateau de Cheverny

Towns and villages are refreshed with thoughtful planting in the colours of spring. 
Public garden at Blere
Public gardens at Descartes
Public gardens at Loches