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Orchard

 
 

Though less well-known to visitors, the orchard is one of the largest spaces in the garden. This is no accident: for William Christie, the garden’s essential food-growing function nourishes both body and mind, and is appealing to the senses as well. Wandering through the well-defined paths in the orchard, between the fruit trees guided by elegant stakes, is it not like being in a garden of delicacies?

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    Le Verger (© Lionel Hug)


    Le Verger (© Lionel Hug)
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    Verger vu du ciel (© Julien Gazeau)


    Verger vu du ciel (© Julien Gazeau)
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    Verger (© Julien Gazeau)


    Verger (© Julien Gazeau)
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    Verger vu du ciel (© Julien Gazeau)


    Verger vu du ciel (© Julien Gazeau)
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    Le Verger (© Lionel Hug)


    Le Verger (© Lionel Hug)

The Orchard, in William Christie's words:

"The orchard is my most recent creation. I began designing it in 2005. My designs for the kitchen garden, the nursery, and the orchard respect the formal aspect of the entire garden. Perfectly symmetrical, they are laid out with paths that prolong the transversal axes of the rest of the garden in relation to the house. The four squares of the orchard are planted with cherry, plum, peach, pear, and quince trees, as well as with rose bushes."

William Christie

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