In homage to the humble allotment, Le Jardin du Goût is entirely made up of edible plants, a celebration of nature, its richness and its generosity.
Host to a great number of regional varieties and those from further afield, this garden reminds us of the forms of agriculture we know best - kitchen gardens, vineyards, terraced fields.
In the heart of the garden lies a huge monumental table. It offers a place to bring together homegrown produce and a veritable feast. Interrupting this banquet, nature invites itself to a seat at the table. Vegetables spill over plates and snake in and out amongst the cutlery.
Le Jardin de Goût asks the visitor to contemplate their own relationship with nature, reminding them that the earth, Mother Earth, is first and foremost their provider.
Design: Chantal Colleu-Dumond, Bernard Chapuis and students from Agrocampus Ouest Centre d'Angers
Realization: gardeners of the Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire with the help of students from Agrocampus Ouest Centre d'Angers (Mélanie Carron, Laure Fourey, Joseph Millière, Sarra Oujour, Célia Zoyo, under the supervision of Sébastien Guillet and Vincent Bouvier)