The Extraordinary Garden

The Extraordinary Garden has been laid out in an old disused granite quarry, the Misery quarry in Chantenay, whose 25-metre high cliffs offer a very beautiful view of the Loire. From the top of the latter, springs an impressive waterfall from which emanates a light mist ensuring tree ferns, banana trees, papyrus, lotus and other gunneras a saving humidity. The establishment of these exotic species was possible thanks to the proximity of the south-facing cliffs which protect against cold winds and restore the heat stored during the day at night, thus ensuring a temperature 4°C higher than in the surroundings. It is the desire to try to recreate the magical universe of Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages, whose birthplace is located nearby, which also guided the choice of these lush plants.

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