Venues rarely get better than this. The annual garden fete, Jardin en fête, at the Chateau de Neuvic is always a great day out. Karen and I spent a few hours last Sunday wandering around the magnificent grounds trying to avoid making impulse purchases (never easy) and generally just appreciating the the whole event.
I think this is a Banks' rose, and where better to grow one than up the side of your chateau - right?
Below is the view out of the cavernous, vaulted dining room where we had lunch. I didn't get a good internal shot so this one will have to do.
We were on a mission however.
Like the Vulture above? We love the sculptures created by Bill Carter. All are made from either old farm or garden implements and they look superb.
So we bought a Rooster. How cool is he? Head from secateurs, keys for a chin, axe head for a chest, scythe blades for a feathery tail. We love him standing guard down by the river here at Le Banquet.