September 17, 2012

Versailles: The Gardens

Versailles has more than 2,000 acres of structured, French gardens.  The gardens include more than 200,000 trees, 50 fountains with 620 jets of water, and more than 210,000 flowers planted each year.  I’ve read that there were 200 gardeners who tended to the gardens back in the day, but I haven’t been able to find a figure for the number of gardeners on staff today.

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  1. Wow! These perfectly manicured French gardens are a sight to be seen! I would love to travel to Versailles one of these days to see them in person!

    • Dear Flower,

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog and sharing your comment! If you like this one garden shot, please stay tuned as I work my way through nearly a week’s worth of chateaux in the Loire Valley, all of which have equally impressive gardens. Oh, and I spent a day in Giverny, too! 🙂

      I hope you come back again,


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Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


Architecture, Photography, Plants and Flowers, Travel


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