The 20Ha park in the romantic style contains a unique collection of topiaries - Yews trimmed and shaped into forms inspired by chess pieces - said to be the finest in France.
The English garden,started in 1856 was created by the swiss landscape designers the Bühler brothers, who designered so many notable French gardens in the 19th C It offers a naturalistic landscape and the impression of freedom, serenity and calm.
The French gardens are formal in style but a garden of ancient roses, an orchard and a scented garden have also been added.
Château Azay le Ferronl,
36290 Azay le Ferron
Indre - France
02 54 39 20 06
Prices for garden visits only3,00 €, chateau and park 7,00 €
* Every day from 1st April to 1st Nov: 10.00 to 12.00, 14.00 to 18.00.
* July and Aug: 10.00 to 18H00
This garden can be visited as part of a specially tailored Loire Valley Garden tour, lead by our expert Colin Elliott of the Garden Design Academy