The chateau is in the purest Louis XIII classical style and perfectly preserved in the middle of a sea of carefully maintained lawns.
A huge landscape park features many notable trees and can be toured by electric car and boat.
A new garden was created in 2005 to replace an original vegetable garden, linking the chateau to the orangery and the 17th to the 21st century. Its design and construction by landscape apprentices was the subject of a live "make-over" program on French TV.
Designed around a central access which starts at the gates of the chateau, the design divides the space into four "rooms" with both formal and informal shapes. Formal components include hedges of Hornbeam, regularly spaced clipped shrubs, a fine modern pergola and a rectangular pool, while a sinuous bed ties the elements together.
Planting includes: 8,000 bulbs, 3,800 herbacious plants in 73 varieties, 1,300 shrubs, 600 grasses, 600 bamboos, 450 hornbeam and 300 lavenders.
If you can, visit the plant fair in March.
Château de Cheverny
Telephone - 02.54.79.96.29
Fax : 02.54.79.25.38
Prices for chateau and grounds visit: 8.70 € per adult, 5.70 € per child;
Tintin museum and boat/car trip extra.
* open all year long, everyday.
1st January to 31st March: from 9.45am to 5.00pm .
1st April to 30th June: from 9.15am to 6.15pm .
1st July to 31st August: from 9.15am to 6.45pm
1st September to 30th September: from 9.15am to 6.15pm
1st October to 31st October: from 9.45am to 5.30pm
1st November to 31st December: from 9.45am to 5.00pm
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