Yesterday we took ourselves off to visit the Jardin d’eau. This is a lovely water garden with two different styles of garden. The first consists of walkways across the pools filled with different water lilies and lotus plants. The second is a stroll around a natural pond that showcases bog plants as well as lilies.
As we near the end of summer the Lespedeza begins to come into its own. The flowered fronds waft gently in the breeze and shine out in the sunshine.
Chateau Milandes, once the home of Josephine Baker is open to the public. In addition to the exhibition of costumes and the wonderful falconry displays there is now the beautiful garden. Originally Charles Claverie commissioned Jules Vacherot, head gardener of Paris to design the garden which is now the subject of extensive renovation.