The Gardens at the Amboise Château Royal


….my favourite part of the château had to be the surrounding gardens

Part 2

The gardens were created at the end of the 15th century. King Charles VIII was so impressed with the gardens in Naples that he commissioned a Neapolitan priest, Dom Pacello da Mercogliano to recreate a pleasure garden and quiet space.

The Naples Terrace
View of the terrace from the château
The site of Leonardo da Vinci’s burial ground
In the past few years it has been replanted with boxwood, cypress trees, vines and grasses
Wisteria
The Lebanese Cedar provides a cool, shady spot to rest

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