Could be a nightmare to maintain this superb garden.

by The REJIGIT Blog

The gardens of Marqueyssac are one of France's listed 'Jardins Remarquable' (remarkable gardens). The Château de Marqueyssac is a 17th century château and gardens located 9 km SW of Sariatin in the Vézac commune which is in the Dordogne region of France.

The manicured gardens sit high above the Dordogne River and are the most visited in the Perigord area. They were designed by a student of André Le Notre, the designer of the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles.

The gardens are essentially in the format of a formal French style garden but with an added dynamism provided by box hedges clipped into a dramatic mass of swirls and rounds.

The gardens are also open on Thursday evenings during July and August for what is known as Marqueyssac aux Chandelles (Marqueyssac by candlelight),