Through this book, discover the paths of the garden of the castle of Valmer, and take advantage of the advice of its owner, the landscaper Alix de Saint Venant.
Visit the vegetable patch of an exceptional estate
Le Potager d'Alix de Saint Venant at the Château de Valmer invites you to discover the incredible gardens of an area steeped in history, in the heart of Tourraine. Owner of the Château de Valmer, Alix de Saint Venant has restored the park and the garden. The vegetable garden, recreated in 2000, is now rich in a very wide variety of plants, whether harvested locally or during his travels around the world. The first part of the book tells us the history of this field and the relationship that Alix maintains with it. She confides in the meaning of her restoration and conservation approach, and expresses herself on her way of approaching gardening.
Expert advice for everyone
This discovery of an exceptional vegetable garden is also an opportunity to dwell on the fruits and vegetables that dot its aisles, from the most classic varieties (salads, potatoes, aromatic plants, etc.) to the most unusual (oca du Peru, gourd, helianthis, etc.). Alix de Saint Venant and Xavier Mathias, organic market gardener and gardening expert, give you their advice to help you plant and maintain your crops. Each of them benefits from a dedicated practical sheet and is magnificently illustrated by the specialized photographer Marie-Gabrielle de Saint Venant. This book is not like many gardening guides, who lose beginners and divide the most knowledgeable by dint of technical data. It brings a didactic word and within the reach of all, although it emanates from great specialists. The vegetable garden of Alix de Saint Venant at the Château de Valmer makes you want to garden; and gives you the keys to get there. Alix de Saint Venant's vegetable garden at Valmer castle
, by Alix de Saint Venant and Xavier Mathias Éditions du Chêne New edition of February 6, 2013, 304 pages, € 35. Find out more:
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