Jardin d’eau

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.

Chateau Milandes

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.

Star of Zanzibar

The beautiful ‘Star of Zanzibar’ tropical water-lily we bought from the famed Latour-Marliac nursery has flowered wondefully this summer. Now in its second year it has made good growth in the new larger tub so hopefully next year will be ready to move into the newly puchased water-trough.