Thursday, January 17, 2013
Park and Boxwood Garden of the Chateau de Caudon
The Park and Boxwood Garden of the Chateau de Caudon is located near the town of Domme, France. It is situated on a hill above the Dordogne River, which provides a spectacular view. The garden was created between 1808 and 1814 by the Marquis Jacques de Malville, one of the authors of the French Civil Code.
It features an alley of plane trees that are almost 200 years old, a garden of boxwood hedges, and a labyrinth (top picture).
Unfortunately, the garden is open for a very limited time each year. It is open daily from the end of June to the end of July, and during the month of September. Hours are from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.