Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Chateau Neuvic Jardin en Fête



 Sunday saw the annual garden festival held in and around the truly manifique  Chateau et Parc Botanique de Neuvic  just north of Perigueux.



The strong spring sunshine belies a blustery tale. A couple of squally showers blew through during the course of the day - no fun at all if you've an unsecured parasol covering your pitch.


Such a stunning place to visit. The chateau was originally built in 1520, with various additions, mullioned windows, battlements and chapel added over the following centuries. The botanical parc was created in 1993.




As ever at these events, there's always diverse crafts on show. These benches are being put together from green chestnut, the back being cut to shape in the photo.


Bill Carter's clever 'upcycling' of redundant old farm and garden tools is always fun.


Happy bat below was so good we took him home.




Lunch under a vaulted ceiling.


Not exactly a culinery extravaganza, but perfectly accetable and together with


a warm log fire - very convivial.






7 comments:

  1. Such a stunning setting to hold a garden festival. Love the idea of reusing old farm & garden equipment to make such interesting 'animals', love the bird. from Jenny in Australia

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    1. As venues go, it's perfect. Check out Bills blog, he makes all sorts of stuff.

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  2. Such a beautiful and historic place, sounds like you had a great time despite the weather.

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    1. Hi Karen. As venues go, it's up there with the best - beautiful. The changeable weather is a feature at this time of year. Warm when the sun came out.

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  3. wish I was there..thank you

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    1. Thanks Sharon - you'll have to fly over.

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  4. Superbe château donne envie d'aller le visiter, bonjour belge

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