Common, forgotten or unfamiliar, vegetables will take pride of place yet again this year in the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire’s experimental garden, a space which changes shape to accommodate these sometimes indigenous, often travelling plants where old local varieties will rub shoulders with other, more recently acclimatised ones.
It is this living heritage, the fruit of generations of gardeners’ labour who have successfully cultivated, preserved and passed down this extraordinary diversity over time, which will be showcased at Chaumont-sur-Loire.
An opportunity to check that, more than a dreary alignment of food-producing plants, a garden is somewhere for exchange, discovery and creation. The combinations of vegetables, flowers and plants have been chosen with the utmost care in Chaumont-sur-Loire.
In step with the natural cycle of plants and tended using environmentally-friendly methods, this special place that is the vegetable garden will reintroduce us to fragrances and colours – a delectable feast for the eyes and taste buds alike.