The Domaine of St Jean de Beauregard (91 Essonne, Ile de France) features a fine chateau and extensive grounds and gardens. They host several major gardening events each year. The kitchen garden (potager) is a key attraction as is the pigeonnier – the largest in the Paris region with 4,500 perches for pigeons!
- 12 – 14 April 2019 its the Spring Plant Fair (Fête des Plantes de Printemps)
- 14 – 16 June 2019 the domaine hosts a craft festival (Fete de la Creation et des Metiers d’Art) with over 40 artists and craftsmen showing their creations in the grounds of the domaine.
- 27 – 29 September 2019 – Festival of Autumn Plants (La Fête des Plantes d’Automne)
- For more info see www.chateaudesaintjeandebeauregard.com/
St Jean de Beauregard is a real haven of verdant tranquillity only 30 minutes south of Paris in the Regional Natural Park of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse, this splendid architectural complex is retaining all the charm and elegance of its classical 17th century environment.
The kitchen garden, completely walled like most 17th century kitchen gardens, is one of the few castle kitchen gardens to have survived intact. A masterpiece of the art of the flowering kitchen garden, this garden of delights covers two hectares and houses a whole host of rare and forgotten flowers, fruit and vegetables in a series of beautiful, continually renewed compositions. Among the paths branching out from the central pond hide glasshouses for grapes, a fruit cellar and an astonishing grape storage chamber. The restoration of this garden in 1984 was made possible by the discovery of its original plans in the chateau’s archives. Classified Historic Monument in 1993 and recognized as Jardin Remarquable in 2005, this outstanding garden is a choice destination for garden lovers from all over the world and a source of constant inspiration for many gardeners.
The domaine is about 30km southwest of Paris
Domaine de Saint-Jean de Beauregard – Rue du Château – 91940 Saint-Jean de Beauregard
For more info see www.chateaudesaintjeandebeauregard.com/
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