Just recently my sister Kathy and her husband John came to stay for a week. They are now in Oslo but on 24 June we paid a visit to the lovely chateau of Rivau, between Richelieu and Chinon. We had lunch with Chris and Annie. They said they were really surprised to hear that the gardens at Rivau were looking magnificent. Apparently they had taken a beating in a storm not long before.
Peacocks occupying a windowsill.
John in front of the chateau.
Kathy in front of the chateau.
A magnificent drift of grasses, alliums and sage.