169. HDYGG – Château de Hautefort

Château de Hautefort

I’m indulging in some Summer holiday memories this week, with a few garden photos from our Dordogne holiday. It feels like it was years ago and only last week all rolled up into one, time’s a funny bugger isn’t it? I swear my perception of it has altered over the past couple of years…

Château de Hautefort

Château de Hautefort

Château de Hautefort has received France’s Jardin Remarkable status. Designed in the 19th century by the Compte de Choulot, a famous landscape architect of the time this French formal style garden features lots of clipped hedges as well as pops of colour from roses and dahlias.

Château de Hautefort

Château de Hautefort

Château de Hautefort

Château de Hautefort

Sneaking in a bit of sunflower action to round things off 😉

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Thanks to all who joined in last week, some faves include: Some Chawton action, darling buds, a rather spectacular glasshouse and Cambridge Botanic Gardens.

Goodness only knows what’s going on with the weather at the moment, rainy / hot / rainy / hot – it’s going to make for some rather interesting photos for next weeks HDYGG! 


8 replies on “ 169. HDYGG – Château de Hautefort ”
  1. There is something about the stone of a French Chateau that just makes my heart skip a beat. Always so beautiful. Thanks for mentioning my Chawton post too!

  2. what a beautiful place with what looks like also amazing views. i love a good green jungle but i also love some good landscape art. this place has it! xx -Claudia

  3. Screeching in to add a post whilst also on a 2 day manic trip to the UK so will be back to comment properly when I get back to France 🙂

    1. I’m back! Boy those hedges are beautiful but what a faff to keep trimmed. The French certainly knew how to show off their wealth in more ways than just posh clothes and a big château – you couldn’t be poor if you had an army of hedge trimmers to keep you back garden looking swish 😉

  4. I think the built the chateau so high just so they could get great views of the gardens! There’s something quite special about a French formal garden. I don’t think anyone else does it quite so well.

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