It's tucked away in the countryside down a few small lanes and was a delight to wander.
Set out as 12 separate garden rooms, it was full of roses...they were a big feature...herbs, flowers, ornamentation and quirky features.
It's called Jardin a la Chatonniere. Not as well known, its worth a visit and a wander.
It had a 'garden of abundance' set out in a formal style but then given a twist of being an enomous leaf design. The garden of dance relies on thousands of daffodil bulbs set out in meandering patterns to give it a beautiful sway of colour. The perrenial gardens next to the chateau were delightful and full of relatively well known and common plantings that gave it a lovely realisitic feeling but executed very well.
The chateau being much more like a large family home rather than an enormous castle gave a more romantic atmosphere...it wasn't open but gave a presence to the whole estate.
It was delightful.