The flower and vegetable garden is in the grounds of a 1519 castle – the UNESCO World Heritage listed Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley, France.
However, the garden is not old. It was established in 2019. The flower and vegetable garden is planted next to the stables. Market gardeners use organic and ecological permaculture approaches to farming the plots. They exclusively use in-season fruit and vegetables for small-scale, high-yield production.
Near the castle are 35 acres of Chambord vineyards with historic grape varieties, including pinot noir cultivated on the estate during the 18th century.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls