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The International Garden Festival of Chaumont-sur-Loire - English

Original nature

The Regional Estate of Chaumont-sur-Loire is an amazing place, where gardens, heritage and arts mix in total harmony.

The International Garden Festival of Chaumont-sur-Loire. © otbc

At Chaumont-sur-Loire, every season is source of delights and invites the walker in a relationship with the nature made of reassurance and pondering.

In 2007, the Centre region buys the castle who, after merger with the international Garden Festival, becomes The Regional Estate of Chaumont-sur-Loire, Center of arts and nature. The goal is to create a place of artistic exchanges with the nature as main purpose… Every year, about ten artists, plastic workers and photographers of the whole world invest the domain. The historic park of 21 ha becomes then the natural case of original works created "in situ" and the stables and the rooms of the castle become so many showrooms..

Since 2008, the domain has doubled the number of its visitors. A well deserved success for this place that does not stop reinventing. So in 2009, a kitchen garden academy was settled in the south entrance of the domain, where the amateurs of gardening can discover forgotten varieties such as the Nightshade of Balbis, a delicious small red berry, or still the nipples of Venus, surprising yellow tomatoes... Do not leave the domain without having enjoyed one of the twenty greedy creations of the ice-cream maker of the Tavern, the delicious ice cream of the hibiscus and of the rose …