Set up on the site of the International Garden Festival, this greenhouse is altogether contemporary in its design, and houses a collection of "Victoria amazonica" or giant water lilies.
To thrive at our latitude, this spectacular plant, whose leaves can reach 3 metres in diameter, must be grown in a hot greenhouse with plenty of sunlight.
The round leaves are raised around the edges and reveal a purple underside with long thorns. The dimension of the leaves is proportional to the planting depth. In the summer white or pink flowers appear, only to wither within a few hours after pollination by a little beetle.
This garden was created by the gardeners of the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire.