As a meditation on the fundamental features of a Korean garden, this garden will whisk you away into a poetic Oriental daydream.
From the 14th century to the Chosôn dynasty, Korean garden art developed in stark contrast to other Asian-style gardens. Korean gardens all feature distinctive structures that can be split into three categories: terraces, ponds and geometric islands, arranged in two parts forming an inside garden and an outside garden respectively.
These structures reflect a concept that is specific to Korean culture: the garden is a mythical place and a large vessel for empty space.
Design: Chantal Colleu-Dumond and Bernard Chapuis
Realization: gardeners of the Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire