Chaumont-sur-Loire (41 Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire) between Tours and Blois on the Loire river, holds its International Garden Festival (le Festival International des Jardins) from 23 April – 1 November 2020 on the theme “Gardens of Thought” ( jardins de la pensée). The spectacle has previously included 30 designer gardens on the theme of “Body and Soul” (corps et âme) – and “Flower Power”, “Gardens of the Future”and “Jardin des Péchés Capitaux” – Garden of the 7 Deadly Sins?
“From the sumptuous décors created according to the wishes of Diane de Poitiers, to the extravagances of the Princess of Broglie, from Nini’s medallions to Francis Poulenc’s recitals, from Nostradamus to Germaine de Staël, from the Henri Duchêne Park to the Garden Festival, Chaumont-sur-Loire has always been at the cutting edge of artistic creativity, elegance and fantasy. Remaining totally respectful of this rich artistic history, the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire puts on a lively and diversified programme throughout the year, related to the link between art and nature, in the Château, in the grounds and of course in the framework of the Garden Festival.”
For more info see www.domaine-chaumont.fr
In winter there is a photo exhibition: Chaumont-Photo-sur-Loire 16 November 2019 – 20 February 2020
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