The Making of the French Garden: The Gardens of the Château de Villandry
January 20 at 12 noon Chicago/1 pm Miami/19h Paris
The Making of the French Garden:
The Gardens of the Château de Villandry
ALL AUDIENCE: $20.00
AFMM MEMBERS: $10.00 [AUTOMATIC DISCOUNT APPLIES DURING CHECK-OUT]
No gardens better exemplify the style of the French Renaissance period than the gardens of Villandry, which were recreated by Joachim Carvallo and his American wife Ann Coleman after their purchase of Villandry in 1906, replacing an English garden. In the absence of the plan for the original garden, the design of the new Renaissance gardens was inspired by the engravings by Androuet du Cerceau of the gardens designed by Dom Pacello de Mercogliano for Charles VIII and Louis XII at Amboise and Blois around 1500.
About our speaker:
Henri Carvallo is the owner of the Château de Villandry and the great-grandson of Joachim and Ann Carvallo. Henri grew up at Villandry, handing out flyers for the château, acting as a guide, and helping with maintenance. Since taking over the estate from his parents in 1993, Henri has devoted himself full-time to managing Villandry, including the restoration and upkeep of the château and its extensive gardens. Among his other interests, Henri has been president of the French Chess Association for the past two years.
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This program is presented in partnership with the Alliance Française Chicago with communication
support from the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA. the French
the Historic Gardens Foundation, The Garden
Conservancy and WICE